May 29, 2020  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 [Archived Catalog]

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COMS 8320 - Rhetorical and Communicative Functions of Technology

This course examines the creation of meaning in verbal and graphic texts in speech, print, and electronic environments, with emphasis on the cultural significance of various communication technologies. In addition to discussions of theory, the course includes hands-on explorations of electronic examples (including radio, cell phones, games, and Internet applications), especially in contrast to print and speech, and consideration of social, economic, and technical dimensions of mediated culture.


Credit Hours: 4.0
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

Eligible grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I

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