Apr 25, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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COMM 4530 - Reality TV and Post-Factual Media

This course considers the sociopolitical and ethical dimensions of reality television and post-factual media content. An analysis of a variety of “reality” and news formats allows students to understand the evolution, economics and, above all, the cultural and political significance of modern media. Topics include: simulation; social representation; commercialization; social media; surveillance; nationalism; and globalization.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Any COMM or LITR course or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall or spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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