COMM 159 - First-year Seminar in Media Issues
Section: 002 Global Media Dynamics
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
Credits do not count toward the Communication Studies major requirements.
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Enforced Prerequisites:
First-year students only.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The stories we hear and tell, the representations of people and communities we encounter and make sense of, and the incidents and events we pay attention to all depend on a rich, yet deeply flawed global media environment. This course explores how the globalization of media has transformed how we apprehend and understand the world and our place in it. Through case studies of film, television, and digital and mobile media in varied regional, national, and trans-national media systems and contexts, we will consider the impact of media globalization on three aspects of our life:

  • how changing patterns of media production and consumption have transformed links between place, culture, and identity;
  • how media and communication technologies structure and make our experience of everyday life meaningful; and
  • how global media help cultivate a global imaginary, an awareness that we live in a shared world.

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First Year Students

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COMM 159 - First-year Seminar in Media Issues
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002 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Does not meet Communication Studies major requirements.
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