Syllabus comm146

Syllabus comm146 - Communication Studies 146 WINTER 2008...

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Unformatted text preview: Communication Studies 146, WINTER 2008: THE EVOLUTION OF MASS MEDIA IMAGES Professor: Mark Huppin, J.D., Ph.D. Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 PM to 3:15 PM Location: Humanities Building, Room 135 E-mail: [email protected] Office hours : Thursdays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Rolfe Hall, Room 2334, and by appointment COURSE MATERIALS 1. Reader for COMM 146: The Evolution of Mass Media Images . Reader is now available at Course Reader Material, 1137 Westwood Blvd., (310) 443-3303. COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this class we will explore Evolutionary Psychology as a theoretical basis for evaluating Mass Media Images and the effects that these images have on audience behavior. Topics are not for the faint of heart, and will include discussions of everything from bigotry to gossip to pornography (and guest speakers may even include an ex-porn star!). You don’t need to be a proponent of evolutionary psychology for me to appreciate your participation in the course, but you need to understand that an evolutionary psychological perspective will ultimately inform the course (including the all-important exams!)....
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