COMM 332 gives students an overview of the contemporary landscape of communication technologies.

First of all, the course focuses on the impact of Internet on the field of Mass Communication. This new channel has the potential of revolutionizing Mass Communication as we have known it. The traditional professions that use mass media as main communication channels to reach their publics, such as journalism, public relations, or advertising, are changing dramatically. Internet weakens the monopoly of large communication corporations, open new ways for delivering and receiving information, and enhances two-way communication processes. The course also discusses the repercussions those radical innovations have on the social and political discourse.

Finally, students familiarize themselves with some standard desk and Web publishing technologies that will allow them to create messages for different audiences and with different strategic goals.