Blake B 116
1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Rachel Thibault has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2012.
COMN 107: Foundations of Media Writing
This course presents the basics of writing for news and public relations which may be delivered by print, radio, television, internet or other electronic media. This is the foundation and prerequisite for other Communication courses which requires students to design, develop and produce messages for print and electronic delivery.
COMN 251: Mass Media & Society
This course assesses the evolving and dynamic relationship between mass media and society. Particular attention is paid to how mass mediated messages can define social and cultural realities and the interplay of social influences on these messages. By applying theoretical concepts, students critically examine how mass media function in various contexts, from local communities, national industries and politics, to global systems. Current and past research perspectives are discussed and analyzed. Prerequisites: COMN 160. Offered every fall
COMN 253: Media Advertising
A course examining traditional and contemporary principles, practices, and techniques applied to the design and dissemination of advocacy messages. Covers strategies, tactics, media planning, processes, message construction and best professional practices in today's environment of integrated marketing communications. Prerequisites: COMN 107. Offered every year