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Yue Dong
SIS 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Content varies from quarter to quarter.

Class description

SIS490: Forms of Communication and Formation of Public Opinion This seminar will examine the historical development of some of the major forms of communication, including rumors, story telling, newspaper, magazine, TV, and the internet, and how they contributed to the formation of popular mentality and public opinion.

Student learning goals

Gain knowledge of the historical development of various forms of communication.

Examine the relationship between these forms of communication and formation of popular mentality and public opinion.

Learn to study a subject through historical perspective.

General method of instruction

Reading, discussion, writing.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Readings, writing short essay/book reviews, leading discussions, participating in discussions.

Completing the above listed assignments.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Yue Dong
Date: 01/29/2007