Sep 18, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 [Archived Catalog]

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COMS 2400 - Information Diffusion


This course provides an understanding of information diffusion theory, which seeks to explain the process through which new ideas (innovations) spread over time via communication channels among the members of a social system. It especially emphasizes the relevance, practicality, and usefulness of diffusion theory in interpersonal, group, organizational, and mass communication settings, with an emphasis in areas of public education, health, and policy. The course focuses on factors that speed or hinder innovations and the critical points of interface between information dissemination systems and end users.

Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3.0
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I



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