POLITICS & ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL MEDIA in Summer 2019 (PO5026-3WK1)

This course examines the dynamics of the global media system. Students will gain a critical awareness of how international flows of information, entertainment and lifestyle values play a powerful role in shaping cultural and political realities. The concept of "soft power" is key in examining the influence of Western pop culture, whether as "imperialism" or as "globalization". The course examines soft power in various forms: Hollywood movies, television series, pop music, Disney cartoons, fast food such as Coca-Cola and McDonalds, and social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The course also analyzes the influence of non-Anglo-American pop culture — from Turkish soap operas to Latin American "telenovelas".

Term: 
Summer 2019
Discipline: 
PO (Politics)
Credits: 
4 credits
Type: 
Regular
Level: 
Graduate
Can be taken twice for credit?: 
No
Pre-requisites: 
Major=MA: Diplomacy and International Law OR Major=MA: International Affairs OR Major=MA: Int'l Affairs, Conflict Res & Civ Society Dev
Co-requisites: 
None

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