Published: March 6, 2017

Recognized scholars and teachers prominent in their respective academic disciplines from across the United States and the world join the ranks of the University of Colorado Boulder's summer faculty.

Registration for summer school starts March 8. Log in to MyCUInfo to enroll.


Special Topics: Latino Media in the United States (JRNL 4872/5872)Jessica Retis
Jessica Retis, PhD
9 a.m. - noon

A survey of the origins and development of Spanish-language and Latino-oriented news media in the United States. From a transnational perspective, this course is designed to introduce students to the analysis of socio-economic, political and cultural factors that shaped U.S. media ecology and news consumption. It examines the impact of Hispanics not only in the country’s demographic evolution but also in media, advertising and politics.

Jessica Retis has more the 20 years of teaching experience at universities in Mexico, Spain, Ecuador and the U.S.  Before becoming an educator, Retis worked for 18 years as a journalist for various news outlets in Peru, Mexico and Spain. She has numerous academic publications on diasporas and the media, and Hispanic cultural industries.

*Open to all students with 57 or more credit hours, including students outside of CMCI.

Don ShawSpecial Topics: Agendamelding (APRD 4873)
Donald L. Shaw, PhD
(Session A)
12:45-2:20 p.m.

A lot has changed in the way that audiences consume news media in the last 50 years. From Tweets to Snapchat, consumers have never had more choice in what they read and how they consume it. Choice is king, but it is also changing how our society functions. In this class, we'll study the power of media to set agendas and pull people together and what these changes mean for the future of America.

Donald L. Shaw, a retired Kenan professor of journalism at UNC-CH, is best known for his work in agenda setting research. In recent years, he has explored agendamelding, the ways that audiences use media messages to explore their own interests. His is author or co-author of more than fifteen books and about sixty journal articles. 

*Open to all students with 57 or more credit hours, including students outside of CMCI.



Special topics: Media, Communication and Terrorism (MDST 4871/COMM 4220)Lee Artz
B. Lee Artz, PhD
(Session A)
12:45-2:20 p.m.

The course investigates contemporary communication, diplomacy and media coverage of terrorism and conflict associated with terrorism. The course considers the professional norms of journalism, government communication defining and responding to terrorism, terrorist-identified communication and news media framing of terrorism as communicative practices that may affect public perceptions and government policies related to terrorism. In short, it investigates how communication contributes to the public opinion and public consent for government policies on terrorism.

B. Lee Artz is professor of media studies in the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue University Northwest, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in mass communication, media theory, pop culture, international communication, and persuasion and social movements. Artz also serves as the co-director of the Center of Global Studies at Purdue University Northwest.

*MDST 4871 open to all students with junior/senior standing only; COMM 4300 reserved for COMM majors.