Both new and old communication technologies have transformed modern culture. Courses in this area concentration explore how media, particularly new digital media, change the way we build relationships, form communities, exchange information, govern ourselves and do business.
The faculty listed below emphasize this area of study in their teaching and research, though most have additional areas of expertise. This list is not exhaustive, as many University of Washington faculty outside the Department of Communication also teach courses and conduct research in this area.
Graduate students who wish to learn more about communication technology and society can enroll in the Department of Communication courses listed below. Students also typically enroll in other courses within and outside the Department, and students are welcome to develop programs of study that combine different area emphases.
|COM 514||Experimental Design|
|COM 516||Descriptive and Analytic Comm Research Methods|
|COM 517||Survey Research|
|COM 520||Statistical Methods in Communication|
|COM 521||Advanced Statistical Methods in Communication|
|COM 528||Internet Research|
|COM 535||Critical Theory Applications in Comm|
|COM 537||Comm and Community|
|COM 538||Theories and Criticism of Comm Technology|
|COM 539||Theories of Technology and Society|
|COM 542||Readings in Comm History|
|COM 543||Research Seminar in Historic and Contemporary Comm|
|COM 545||Development of Mass Comm|
|COM 547||Telecommunications Policy and Convergent Media|
|COM 549||Mass Comm Process and Effects|
|COM 550||European Union Information Society Policy|
|COM 565||Mass Media Structure|