COMM 100C

Lecture 3.1 (12 Aug)

Lecture 3.1 (12 Aug)

For tomorrow you will be reading a selection from Michael Schudson’s book Advertising, The Uneasy Persuasion: Its Dubious Impacts on American Society. (For those of you who don’t know, Schudson was a professor in our department until a couple years…

Lecture 2.2

For Monday, here are the links to the “readings:” Required: On the Media (radio show) “The Shifting State of Internet Governance” Roni Jacobson, “Nobody is Neutral When It Comes to Net Neutrality” Whitney Erin Boesel “Almost Everything You Wanted to…

Blog assignment

Please review the prompt for the Blog assignment The basics: Write a post for the blog. Follow the conventions of blogging (e.g. use hyperlinks, tags, etc.).   You may be wondering, What should I write about? Well, it’s up to…

Lecture 2.1

For Thursday’s lecture I’ve assigned J├╝rgen Habermas’s famous essay “The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article.” As you follow the his history of the public sphere, look out for and think about a couple things. What were the social conditions that…

Lecture 1.3 (update)

For Wednesday’s lecture we’ll be finishing up on Marshall McLuhan and Understanding Media and moving on to discussing the early history of communications research. Some things to look for in the Czitrom selection you’ll be reading: Pay attention to the…

Lecture 1.2

For tomorrow you will be reading the first half of Dominc Boyer’s Understanding Media. Here are some things to think about and look for to help guide your reading. Look for the historical continuity in McLuhan’s claim the “the medium…

Welcome

This is the official course blog for COMM 100C “Social Formations” during Summer Session II at UC San Diego. COMM 100C is A critical introduction to structures of communication formed across the intersections of the state, economy, and civil society.…