- New media and technology
- Theories of communication technology & society
- Global media & Internet governance
- Communication research methods
Regular Course Offerings
Media Technologies: Form, Feeling, Force (COMM6000-T90, Graduate) This course examines three major topics surrounding media technologies: media forms (draws from media ecology/history), media and human feelings and expressions (media viewed as extensions of humans/human spirit), and media, power & social activism.
Theories of Communication Technology & Society (COMM6000-T90, Graduate) Media ecology/history, theoretical perspectives (e.g. functionalism, cultural studies, political economy, postmodernism), and praxis.
Communication Research Methods: Online & Offline (COMM6000-T90, Graduate) Internet as artifact, archive and social space; rationales for research online or offline; research ethics; data collection, analysis and presentation online and offline (ethnography, interviewing, content analysis, survey, data scraping, basics of data visualization and analytics); research currents and innovations (social media, big data).
Global Media (COMM3127, Undergraduate, cross-listed with International Studies) Topics cover globalization, media ecology, Internet governance, and global culture.
Media & Communication (COMM3120, Undergraduate) Topics cover media ecology, media theories & perspectives (e.g. semiotic, political economy, psychoanalytical, sociological), Internet governance, media professions and praxis.
Media Technology & Society (COMM3052 Undergraduate) Topics cover media ecology, mass media, new/social media, media culture, and Internet governance.
Communication Research Methods (COMM3100, Undergraduate) Topics cover qualitative & quantitative methods in research design & implementation.