For Current Students

Media for Social Responsibility

In this course, students will learn to synthesize complex information about a particular topic of global social consequence (such as pollution, illiteracy, obesity, de-forestation, malnutrition) and develop proposals for actual media companies to address these topics and effect positive change.

The course format includes a leading expert outlining the importance of the issue and its relation to media's social responsibility in a keynote address, case studies of the ways in which this topic has already been addressed in the media, and small teams of students led by industry professionals working on a group project.

Students will demonstrate their grasp of the social impacts of the problem and media's social responsibility, their ability to apply message design and media selection strategies, and their knowledge of media economics and programming formats.

2014 Courses Included:


The Financial Market to the Twitter Revolution

GCOM 20000 – 01, CRN 43816
April 10, 11 and 13, 2014
1 credit
Anthony Adornato

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“Weekend Update” The Intersection of Politics and Comedy

GCOM 20006-01
April 12, 15, 16 and 17, 2014
1 Credit
Robert Regan
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