Lecture, discussion. This course looks at the theoretical frameworks for understanding the technological, institutional and cultural contours of the contested "contact zone" known as global communication, taking an interdisciplinary approach which relates communication to wider economic, social, cultural, and environmental processes. Of particular concern is the trend toward the concentration of the global media, as well as the proliferation of regional and social media, at a time of unprecedented environmental and economic crises. (Course capacity is 25) Course Eligibility*: Open to Senior & Junior Communication majors only. Notes: Students who have previously taken COMM 497AE: ST-Global Comm Theories & Issues should not enroll in this course.
Percentage of Latin Am and/or Latino Content: 30-40%