T503--Telecommunications Theory

Second Semester, 2006-2007
Section 14319

Professor       

Dr. Robert Potter

Email                

rfpotter

Phone               

856-2546

Meeting Time/Place

Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30-10:45
RTV 169

Office Hours

Mondays Noon-1pm
Wednesdays 11am-noon
RTV 305

Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a wide range of social scientific theories that guide research in telecommunications. Theories will include: Cultivation; Construction of Social Reality via Media; Uses and Gratifications; Excitation Transfer; Mood Management, Limited Capacity Model of Motivated, Mediated Message Processing; and others.

Required Readings

Required readings will be excerpts of books or articles from academic journals. The required readings will be placed on electronic reserve--either through the library's E-Reserve system or in the Resources section of the class Oncourse CL page. I will let you know when they are available and how to access them. Your task will be to read them in time to respond via email and for the class discussion.

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