COMM:471 Critical Analysis of Emerging Media.

Introduces students to the art and practice of contemporary media criticism and key theoretical and critical approaches that guide the practice. Students will gain familiarity with the approaches of contemporary criticism and apply these approaches in the study, exploration and analysis of today's convergent and tomorrow's emergent media. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the movement and interconnection that exists between new media technologies and their social, economic, cultural and political impacts and effects. The historical development, structure, organization, function and effects of convergent and emergent media will be incorporated into the analysis. Prerequisites: COMM:101 and COMM:171. 4 SH. CC: Diversity, Writing Intensive.