The Communication Majors RAP (Comm RAP) is a wonderful opportunity for 30 first-year students to connect with other Communication majors, take an introductory course in a small group rather than a large lecture format, and learn about opportunities within the Department of Communication at UMass Amherst.
When you join this RAP you will...
Read what instructor Yijun Sun has to say about the course:
In this course, we will explore the processes of media production, focusing on the institutional forces (i.e.industry practices, market structures, audience dynamics, etc.) that shape electronic media. We will learn more about production, distribution, and consumption of media through exploring historical, technical, economic, cultural, legal, political, and ethical factors. Through a combination of lectures, group projects and research papers. We will look at case studies from US and international television, film, news, music and internet industries. If you ever wondered how the media you are familiar with came to look the way they do, this class is for you!
Students will live together in Pierpont Hall in the Southwest residential area.
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