COMM ST 148 - Integrated Marketing Communication

In this course, we will learn about marketing, advertising, consumer behavior, and branding strategies.  You with create an integrated marketing communications plan for a product of your choosing, in order to demonstrate how to best position it in the market to achieve maximum results.

COMM ST 110 - Gender and Communication

This interesting course examines how communication, gender and culture form a matrix that influences an individual's identity.  Throughout the class students focus upon the ways in which communication is involved in creating, negotiating, and performing gendered identities and how this process reproduces and/or challenges contemporary social values and norms.

COMM ST 105 - Conspiracy Theories, Media, and Middle East

Background knowledge of Middle East not required. Through mass and digital media, conspiracy theories reshape politics and society around world. Although globally widespread, they find particularly fertile ground in Middle East. Definition, identification, and analysis of conspiracy theories as they appear in media of Muslim societies. Interdisciplinary approach to question of what conspiracy theories tell about relationship between media and society in Middle East. Case studies, such as conspiracies about 9/11, to be taken from Middle Eastern media sources in English translation.

COMM ST 141 - Films of Persuasion: Social and Political Advocacy in Mass Society

Films of Persuasion: Social and Political Advocacy in Mass Society.  Films often provide commentary about public issues. Examination of how films communicate to large audiences about history, society, and politics. Critical evaluation of these works to understand power and limitations of films as social persuasion.  

 

Frank Loy '50

Frank Loy

             

Any list of distinguished UCLA Debate Union alumni would be remiss without mention of esteemed US ambassador, business executive, attorney, and activist, Frank E. Loy.

"Total War", by Professor Bill Schneider

Huffington Post - After the French Revolution, it was said that the left and the right didn’t just dream of defeating each other. They dreamed of annihilating each other. Something like that is happening in the United States. We’ve gone from political polarization to total war.

9 Dots at the White House!

In September, after a few dedicated years of idea development and grant writing, the National Science Foundation awarded us a three-year research grant with UCLA Department of Communication Studies and UC Berkeley to study how to build a strong debugging culture in our weekend and summer coding workshops. We are beyond grateful to have this opportunity and are ready to get going at the start of the new year!

"The Master Builder", by Professor Bill Schneider

HUFFINGTON POST - Donald Trump is a builder. The first thing he pledged to do in his election night victory speech was to ``begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation.’’

``We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,’’ the President-elect promised. ``We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none.’’

Professor Tim Groeling in the News

UCLA Newsroom -

Going into Election Day, all the major polls and news organizations like FiveThirtyEight, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times predicted that Donald Trump would lose the presidential race by several percentage points to Hillary Clinton in the popular vote, and also, more importantly, lose the Electoral College.

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