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Fall 2021
Sep 27,2022
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It is imperative for students of Media/Cinema Studies to recognize the interrelated nature of the forces of globalization: transnational corporations, global political economy and international trade, and the global media industry. This capstone course will address the history, background, and current issues related to the topic, and facilitate the process of analyzing and articulating the emergent issues in the form of conference-ready materials. Drawing on multiple perspectives, this course will not only promote critical consciousness about globalization and the media, it will also encourage students to think of creative ways to implement mediated and social change at the local level. In this course we will examine the role of media in fostering change at the macro and micro levels of the economy. Some questions we will seek to address include: Can media cause or create change in the world? Are media tools of establishing or maintaining power relations? What is the relationship between multinational/global corporations, transnational media and local and grassroots activism? Who are the major players in this globalized world? What are the consequences of globalization on a media saturated world? Through a review of case studies and real-world experiences we will explore the extent of globalization's impact on peoples, cultures, and economies across the globe. We will also examine various forms of global communication technologies, strategies, and programs using case studies and other forms of investigative analyses. I am sure all of you are familiar with the phrase, "think globally, act locally." This has been the mantra of local activism and change agents worldwide. Yet, in this age of hyper-capitalism and a world saturated with the effects of globalization, this phrase has taken on many different meanings. Through this course we will also explore these varied perspectives and examine the dynamic relationship between globalization, media, culture and economy. CA Upper Level Core
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar, Studio

Communications Department

Course Attributes:

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     


General Requirements:
Course or Test: COMM 266
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )

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