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Professor: Dr.Kathyrn Hobson – Harrison 2101 – Th 3:30-6:00

Communication is an ever-changing process in which you construct and respond to messages that are consistent with a communication purpose, audience, and context.  With social media having such a large presence in our lives, how could Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, and LinkedIn affect your verbal and nonverbal communication skills?  How does the media platform alter the way you portray yourself online?  Are there consequences for those different portrayals?  If so, what are they?  How does a media platform affect how you negotiate relationships with others online?  What communication barriers might arise as you negotiate those relationships? Come study how messages are shaped and altered by social media platforms.

Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020