"Begun in 1970, the Media Ecology Program focuses on
the study of transactions among people, their messages, and their message
systems. More particularly, media ecology studies how media of communication
affect human perception, feeling, understanding, and values. This program
of study is concerned, therefore, with the question: what is communication?"
"Graduate students and faculty conduct inquiries into
the theory, history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and psychology
of communication and into the structure and effects of communication media.
These inquiries range from language and nonverbal communication to mass
media and technology. In essence, the program offers an active learning
community within which professors and students join in the quest for understanding
Excerpted from the Department
of Culture and Communication's web site.
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