Have you ever come across an enticing TV commercial or print advertisement to which you cannot say no? Do you know why it is so tempting to you? Are you interested in discovering the strategic, creative and aesthetic tricks of those winning advertising campaigns? This course examines the fundamental principles and practice of advertising across a range of communication channels like print, TV, radio, the Internet, and various new media. Students will discover advertising, marketing, and persuasive communication in diverse social and cultural contexts through case studies, practical examples, interactive activities, and hands-on exercises.