Health Communication Specialization

Health Communication Specialization (Choose 3)

MSCI-M 440 Health Care in America

(3 cr.)

Suitable for non-science majors, junior, senior or graduate standing. Does the US provide the best health care in the world? What is Obamacare and why has it caused such a furor? Why is the US the only developed country that does not offer universal health insurance to its citizens? What is health care like in Canada, the United Kingdom, or Germany? Taught by a physician, this course explores the concept of health insurance, reviews the historical development of the American health care system, compares the US system to other countries, and asks if we can envision a health care system that meets society’s practical and ethical obligations to its fellow citizens.

MSCH-S 410 Sex in the Media

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

P: MSCH-C 213 or TEL-T 205 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Explores the role and portrayal of sex and sexuality in media and examines in detail the potential social and psychological effects of exposure to sexual content in the media. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 410 or TEL-T 410.

MSCH-S 414 Public Communication Campaigns

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

P: MSCH-C 213 or TEL-T 205 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Theoretical backgrounds of media campaigns; analyses of persuasion strategies, campaign goals, communication media, audiences, and campaign effectiveness. Case studies of campaigns for social action; original analysis of specific campaigns. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 414 or TEL-T 414.

MSCH-S 451 Topical Seminar in Media and Society (Approved topics: Media Violence; Media and the Body)

(1-3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 213 or TEL-T 205 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Exploration of social problems and issues. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-S 451 and TEL-T 451.

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