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COMS 365 - Geographies of Communication (4)

This course explores how our experience of communication is shaped by the physical realities of communication media: transportation routes, cable lines, switchboards, relay stations, GPS and communication satellites, computer networks, cellular towers, and the fiber optic layout of the postmetropolis. Such media generate a communicative environment, or infosphere, that empowers a growing number of people with the electronic capabilities to produce and disseminate communication all over the world. In this class we will use contemporary communicative theories to study how geography and communication interact. Prerequisite: Core A2 or permission from instructor.