The Economics of Media and Communications
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Communication Studies, Economics, Media Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This introduction to the economics of media and communications explores the industrialized process of content production, distribution and consumption in the context of technological development and globalization. Students will learn to apply the key principles of economics to analyze core media industries and to evaluate relevant policies. The principles of economics will be analyzed and applied to areas such as broadcasting, newspapers, social media, music, video games, etc. Students will also learn how to combine data and theories to present engaging case studies and will gain a basic understanding of the political economy underlying the dynamics of media markets today. The course requires no previous exposure to economics or mathematics.
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