Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Comm 560 Framing and Mass Media

Examines how messages are constructed and the effects frames have on audiences. Framing theory is linked to propaganda, public relations, marketing, political communication and cognition, and has a rich theoretical and methodological tradition. Examines the conceptual definitions, and the underpinning theory and methodology used in framing scholarship. Agenda setting, bias and framing, public opinion formation, cultivation analysis, behavioral effects, and macrolevel and microlevel methods are also examined. Also offered for undergraduate-level credit as Comm 460 and may be taken only once for credit.




Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Expected preparation: core communication courses (Comm 200, Comm 311, Comm 316, Comm 326), and Comm 322 - Mass Comm & Society
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