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This course studies celebrity as a form of mass media. It explores the emergence of celebrity as a genre; the impact of celebrity status on the individual; celebrity as a business and consumer product and the ecosystem supporting it; and the social and cultural influence of celebrity. Course materials probe celebrity in the context of various aspects of media and communication including news, television, film, social media, entertainment, popular culture, and politics.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1