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À propos du cours

This course examines the relation of advertising to society, culture, history, and the economy. Using contemporary theories about visual communications, we learn to analyze the complex levels of meaning in both print advertisements and television commercials. About the Course The course covers a wide range of topics, including the origins of advertising, the creation of ads, the interpretation of ads, the depiction of race, class, gender, and sexuality in advertising, sex and selling, adverting and ethics, and the future of advertising. The lectures will discuss theoretical frameworks and apply them to specific advertisements. Course Syllabus Week 1: What is advertising and where did it come from? Week 2: Am I being manipulated by advertising? Week 3: What’s in an ad beyond that which meets the eye? Week 4: How do ads get made? Week 5: What do ads teach us about race, class, gender, and sexuality? Week 6: Does sex sell? Week 7: What is the future of advertising? Recommended Background No background is required; everyone is welcome! Suggested Readings Although the lectures are designed to be self-contained, we recommend that students refer to the free online textbook Other free resources will be suggested for each week’s module. Course Format Most videos will be lectures with instructor talking. Each lecture will be illustrated with PowerPoint slides, print advertisements, and TV commercials. The videos for each week will consist of segments that add up to about an hour. Each week will have one quiz that will appear as stand-alone homework. All resources beyond lectures will be available online to students at no charge. Most of these will be from Others will be visits to the sites of ad agencies in the US and abroad, open access websites that deal with course topics, and open-access journal articles....

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27 juil. 2022

I really enjoyed the course and will use the material I learned to create a month-long learning program as a foreign language teacher of English for the 8th grade students of my school, in Israel.


14 juin 2018

What a great course! As an owner of an agency, a marketer and advertiser, I found it very eye opening and enjoyable. I learned a lot that I can apply to our business. Thank you Professor O'Barr.

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par Anna Z

24 févr. 2019

Very interesting!

par Andrea M G

1 juin 2017

Excellent course.

par K. N K

22 juil. 2020


par Nino I

20 nov. 2017

the best course

par Ksenia T

16 janv. 2017

It is amazing!

par Siddhi

31 juil. 2022

great course

par Himanshu S

11 juin 2020

Great course

par Athmi B D

22 mai 2020

No comments

par Holly K

18 oct. 2022

Loved it!

par Neemtallah S

26 nov. 2020

i love you


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par Lưu Q D

31 août 2017

very good

par Aditya R

5 juin 2017

Very good

par Er N M

5 mars 2021


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par Mohamed a

23 juil. 2020


par Raghdah A

2 août 2017

At first I was overwhlmed by the historical introductn of avdertising in the first week, but the course gow more exciting and facsiniating from week 2 to week 7. I truley can describe how enjoyable and inmormative this course was, I come from a marketing background, and we have been taught that adverts are mediums and element in the marketing mix, thus, its least important though it's the most visible part of marketing. However, this course has changed my entire perception of adverts, and how it's closely attached to any society. What I wished that this course would've covered is a globla adverts in countries other than western ones, and how these ads in certain countries depict their culture, and produced to inform the world of the social norms and cultural values of those countries. In conclusion, thank you so much fort his course, and I would'nt imagine a person other than Professor O'Barr to deliver this course.

par Ashish J

7 oct. 2020

I didn't expect so much in my mind when I joined this course, Advertising and Society. But after completing the very first lecture and most important thing, additional content on I was overwhelmed and really amused by this in positive terms. The lectures and content which have been offered here, I bet, can't be found and taught in any other institution. The reason behind I am saying this, is all the earliest ads this course has offered us to see giving us the opportunity to contemplate how the world of advertising has changed and improved. Thank you so much professor William M. O'Barr and of course Coursera.

par Malena G V

27 mai 2020

Me parecio un muy buen curso, sin embargo hay algunas lecciones cuya informacion no coincide con el titulo de la misma, por ejemplo, "week 5 What do ads teach us about race, class, gender and sexuality?" en toda esa semana solo vemos genero y sexualidad, mientras que raza y clase no son mencionadas ni explicadas en relación con el tema. Me parece una falta grave ya que son aspectos fundamentales de la publicidad y de la sociedad en si.

par Paul V d E

30 juin 2022

Very good overview of the advertising phenomenon in the USA. Lectures were presented in a logical sequence, easy to follow with lots of resource material available for further study. Concur that this course makes me look at advertising with a different perspective. Would have hoped that "propaganda" (which is a form of advertising) would have been developed a bit more.

par TO H M T

3 juil. 2021

The history of ads is amazing. I unlearn and relearn a lot. Moreover, I don't think some problems such as sex, gender,... are mentioned as that detail and controversal like that. Kul

The teacher are dedicated, I can see how he add interesting information or his stories, images,... I saw lots of demonstration.

I am fully pleasure with this course

par Esther U

1 oct. 2022

Very Insightful and resourceful. the fact that they were histories and stories of the past told was amazing, I will appreciate if assignments or practicals can be infused in posterity , this will help gear us more actively. thank you to professor Williams O'barr for his time as well.


4 août 2020

It is an introductory course, it is interesting to know about the history of advertising, but it would have been better if they had taught us some method to analyze society, that is to say, that it was a course to develop some technical competence and not only historical theory