Welcome to #COM416

This fully-online upper-level undergraduate course is sure to build your profile as a communications professional. If you have taken an online course before, you’ll find this one is different from others you may have experienced. If this is your first online course, I’m confident you’ll find it a valuable learning experience. 


First Meeting. Our first online video conference meeting was on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 12 – 1 p.m EST. Click here to join the meeting. After getting an overview of the course structure and design, you’ll have a clear picture of what to expect from the learning experience this semester. If you cannot attend the live session, a video recording of the meeting will be available and there will be alternative activities for you to complete. This short video gives you a sense of the questions we will be exploring in this class. 

After watching the video, click below to answer 3 questions

See the key questions we’ll be exploring this term

Discuss: Which questions from the syllabus are most interesting to you and why? What other questions do you wonder about the topic of propaganda? What have you already learned about propaganda before taking this class?


Course Website. We do not use Sakai. Instead, we use a combination of digital platforms including WordPress, Pathwright and Twitter as well as other digital tools. Our outward-facing course website is: https://propaganda2019.com Here you will find details of the course readings and assignments.


Pathwright for Class Activities. As a busy learner, you can stay on top of your assignments by using Pathwright, which helps you prepare for each class. Click here to join our Pathwright. At this website, you will be able to see a step-by-step list of exactly what needs to be done for each class session. 

I’ll be sending you an email about the date and time for next week’s synchronous class on Monday, January 28. Remember to complete work for Week 1 before Friday, FEBRUARY 1 at midnight.

Questions: The best way to reach me for immediate questions is through Twitter at @reneehobbs. I will look forward to learning with you this semester!

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