Mediated and Mass Communication Faculty:

  • Catherine Goodall, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
    • Interests: Persuasion, message processing, health communication campaigns, processing and effects of health messages in news, advertising and entertainment media 
  • Paul Haridakis, Ph.D., Kent State University
    • Interests: Media uses and effects, law, public policy, new communication technologies, sports communication and freedom of speech

Key Courses:

  • COMM 65660     POLITICAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours
    (Slashed with COMM 75660) (Crosslisted with JMC 65660) An examination of political communication theory and research. Content includes approaches to political communication, role of the media in politics and analysis of political messages.

  • COMM 65661     COMMUNICATION IN AN INFORMATION SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours
    (Slashed with COMM 75661) Examines how the development and use of newer communication technologies have influenced human communication. Considers the evolution, social and psychological impact, and culture of newer communication technologies such as the Internet, and how research adapts to these newer media.

  • COMM 65662     MASS MEDIA EFFECTS      3 Credit Hours
    (Slashed with COMM 75662) Examines perspectives on media effects, the impact media have on individuals and societies, and how individual, societal and communication elements influence media uses and effects. Explores issues such as media portrayals, campaigns, violence and children and the media.

  • COMM 65665     PERSONAL AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours
    (Slashed with COMM 75665) Examination of the interface of interpersonal and mediated communication in everyday life. Includes topics such as parasocial interaction, talk radio, TV co- viewing, cell phones, teleconferencing, computer-mediated relationships and media portrayals.

  • COMM 66509     PUBLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS      3 Credit Hours
    (Slashed with COMM 86509) Overview of the major issues surrounding the development, dissemination and effects of public communication campaigns.