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CMST 440. GLOBAL COMMUNICATION. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: international studies university graduation requirement.
The course provides a critical overview of the field of global communications and examines its main theoretical concepts and practical cases. The course introduces the students to the psychological, social, political and economic dimensions of global communications and their relationship with cultural and technological processes. The course will help the students to become more critical consumers of global news. The course includes such topics as freedom of expression, globalization, propaganda, gate-keeping, technology diffusion, cultural imperialism, media and diasporas, the global digital divide and global surveillance.