New Graduate Seminar: Global Digital Media (Fall 2014)

Next fall, I’ll be offering a new graduate seminar, “Global Digital Media,” for students interested in learning about media in the Global South and international contexts.

Global Digital Media (JMC:6255:0001)

Course Description: In this course, we will explore media theory, production and producers, and consumption and audiences in the Global South and comparative international contexts. Although the course will focus on digital media and contemporary media trends, we will explore more traditional media theories and concepts to ground our understanding of current issues. Topics covered in the course include international media flows and counterflows, media and development, identity and representation, local and hyperlocal media, global popular culture, and social media among others.

In this course you will have a range of research options, including developing and conducting original research; proposing an international research project; and conducting country and region-specific research in your interest area. You may also develop/expand reading lists for comprehensive exams or work on your dissertation proposal.

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