Media Psychology Specialization

Media Psychology Specialization (Choose 3)

MSCH-J 470 Broadcast Media Analysis

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

P: Junior/senior standing or permission of instructor. Seminar on problems of communicating news through aural and visual channels. Application of communications theory to broadcast news and public affairs presentations. Study of effects of format, verbal content, nonverbal content, and presenter on communication process. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 470 or JOUR-J 470.

MSCH-S 315 Media Processes and Effects

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

P: MSCH-C 213 or TEL-T 205 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Examination of the effects of the mass media on human cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors, relying on empirical social science research; emphasis on the effects on individuals, although study will include groups, organizations, and social norms. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 315 or TEL-T 314.

MSCH-S 317 Children and 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. Acquaints students with the popular and research literatures on children and media, including television and computers. Students will be expected to identify recurring themes and topics related to children and media and to evaluate their significance in understanding the role of media in children’s lives. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 317 or TEL-T 317.

MSCH-S 410 Sex in the Media

(3 cr.)

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 445 Sports and Media

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

P: One of MSCH-C 207, MSCH-C 213, TEL-T 205, or TEL-T 207 with a grade of C– or higher, or consent of instructor. Seminar exploring issues in televised sports in support of and in conflict with other cultural icons in society, business, and education. Includes writing on the ways sports, as program content, influences the television industry and on the ways television influences college and professional sports. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 445 or TEL-T 445.

MSCH-S 451 Topical Seminar in Media and Society (Approved topics: Media and Violence, The Appeal of Entertainment, Media and Morality)

(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.

MSCH-S 471 Applying Theory to Media Design

(3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 213 or TEL-T 205 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Basic media theories as well as cognitive, emotional, and social psychology, with a focus on how these theories can be applied to the design of media messages. Special attention given to interactive and immersive mediated environments. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 471 or TEL-T 471.

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