Area of Study
Communication, Intercultural Communications, International Communications, Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Social Media
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewMedia power shapes individual and social environments from womb to tomb and beyond, raising questions about who controls our media lives: corporations or citizens; governments or revolutionaries? Students use classic and cutting-edge media studies concepts to debate current media controversies such as privacy, trolling, cyberdating, manipulation, activism, ownership, avatars, diversity, and digital addictions to TV series, social media and games. Students can acquire new skills in critical appraisal, research design, analysis, and research reporting and work in teams to develop powerful research questions, and design and conduct original and ethical research projects. Students investigate key aspects of media audiences, producers, and communities, media practice, and power structures, building their research capacity for future media research careers, honours, and beyond. Students also add practical research skills to their communication practice.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.