COMM 101       

Writing Assignment # 3, Advertising

As with all my in-class writing assignments I welcome your opinions (in fact I expect them) but they must be supported by information from your readings, the lectures or films shown in class. I don't care if you disagree with my point of view or those of the materials presented, but you must specify the information that supports, or is in conflict with, your ideas.

After watching the movie Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse, tell me about the themes the movie raised and what you think of them. Consider rampant commercialism, the links between happiness and accumulating "stuff", and the effect on our environment. We all have to consume things, but does the advertising industry drive demand that may have terrible consequences for our society and each of us individually?

See the movie on the WSU library web site.