Media and Globalization

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media and Globalization

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Communication, International Communications, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-requisites: COM 105 and/or permission of instructor. This course satisfies the oral presentation requirement.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    The Media and Globalization course is designed to provide students with critical perspectives on contemporary globalised media – where media are analysed as industries, technological devices and transnational cultural flows. The course will adopt a comparative and historical perspective in the approach to the analysis of media and globalization: starting with the development of strategic communication systems from the 19th century on, we will contextualize the historical relevance of the major technological developments of the 19th-21st century, and will later proceed with a critical analysis of the social, cultural and political relevance of the global circulation of media. After a comparative analysis of the concept of globalization, we will analyse and critically compare the circulation of media flows from “the West to the rest” (Stuart Hall) and of media counterflows -from the global South to the global North. Lectures, readings, case studies, and discussion will help students understand how key areas history, industrialization, economics, and culture interact with contemporary international communication systems.

    3 credit hours. Pre-requisites: COM 105 and/or permission of instructor. This course satisfies the oral presentation requirement.

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