May 29, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [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.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: COMM 6530. Students may not receive credit for both the 4000 level and 6000 level versions of this course.

Credit Hours: 4

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