Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Global Perspectives in Media
The aim of this course is twofold: to examine and seek to understand the impact of globalization on the media, and to explore the role of the media in the process of globalization. Students discuss and analyze key issues within the globalization debate: in various theoretical perspectives, and as they occur in social practice around the globe. The course covers such concepts as media systems in the global society; media, public sphere(s), and national identity; transnational media; globalization, homogenization, and hybridization; media and cultural imperialism; the impact of mass media on democratic development around the world; media control, regulation, and ownership; global, national, and local audiences; alternative media in the global context; and communications, public relations, and diplomacy.