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School:
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Course:
Comm 480 - The Communication Age

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COMM480 The Communication Age Course Description Presentation and discussion of the influences trends and issues that permeate the evolution toward a Communication Age Major issues and influences are examined including significant technological developments and solutions that have been applied to communication needs and opportunities Discussion addresses marketplace forces humanistic social personal and ethical issues and the impact on organizations workplace home education government and international functions Major attention is given to the role of and impact on the individual amidst these far reaching changes Prerequisite Advanced Standing Goals Provide a focus on how communication has emerged as a dominant economic political and social force at the end of the 20th century and into the 21st century Develop an awareness of how communication plays a major role on the business world as a significant resource in organizing and managing enterprise as well as being the major tool in conducting certain activities Analyze communication technologies that have become dominant media carriers in cultural and educational life from the class room to the home Explore how communication can enhance and supplement the delivery of government social and community services to the disadvantage inform and other groups who otherwise have limited access to these resources Discuss the major players in the United States and international communication business and provide an insight as to how the various media technologies are being merged and reshaped Create various scenarios of the possible future of communication technologies as they merge and evolve and how these changes may impact the way in which society functions conduct its affairs and relates internally and externally Examine how popular culture is created exploited and exported using various communication technologies ultimately becoming a dominant factor in our social and political life Develop insight into regulatory aspects



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