The Economics of Media and Communications

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Economics of Media and Communications

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Economics, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENG 102 

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    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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