Mass Communications


Topics of Study

In this program, you will focus on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and their writings, how people experience and understand media content, and the role of media in influencing and transforming culture. This includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.