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Ganga, Harsha Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Harsha Gangadharbatla’s research focuses on new and emerging media, social and economic effects of advertising, and environmental communication.

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  • media effects, social and digital media, social and economic effects of advertising, interactive advertising, video games, environmental communication

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Teaching

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  • APRD 1000 - Creative Industries
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Explores creative and strategic thinking and the many industries involved in creating brand communication as well as these industries growing interdependence in a changing media landscape. Considers technology's impact and the effect of commercial culture on an increasingly diverse society.
  • APRD 1003 - Principles of Strategic Communication
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Introduces the foundations, nature, and practices of advertising and public relations and the various industry functions - including account management, market research, account planning, media planning, creative strategy, creative execution, branding, image reputation and crisis management. This course offers historical, organizational, financial, creative and critical perspectives concerning strategic communication.
  • APRD 3002 - Communication Platforms
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021 / Fall 2021
    Concentrates on strategies and tactics advertisers and marketers use to communicate their brand stories to their desired audiences. These include traditional media planning and placement - TV, print, radio, and out-of-home - as well as new areas like digital, social, and experiential approaches to communications. Students will learn how to create, develop, and present communication plans and campaigns in an interactive and fast-paced environment.
  • APRD 4403 - Strategic Communication Campaigns
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Gives students the opportunity to work in small groups to develop material for an actual client. Examines basic principles of group dynamics and effective teamwork while conducting research, developing strategies and creating a multimedia campaign. All work is presented to the client.
  • APRD 4404 - Advanced Ad Campaigns NSAC
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Work and design an ad campaign for a real world client through the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). Students in the course commit to the fall and spring semesters in the same academic year for 6 total credit hours.
  • APRD 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Internship course.
  • APRD 7002 - Research Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Adopts a holistic and creative approach to bridging theory with method for the purpose of research design. Students learn how to bridge theory and method, exploring research designs that effectively address research questions and hypotheses through elaboration of theoretical and operational linkages. Same as JRNL 7002.
  • APRD 7871 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • JRNL 7002 - Research Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Adopts a holistic and creative approach to bridging theory with method for the purpose of research design. Students learn how to bridge theory and method, exploring research designs that effectively address research questions and hypotheses through elaboration of theoretical and operational linkages. Same as APRD 7002.
  • JRNL 7871 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Special Topics

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