Summer 2023 Pre-College Prog: The Media and Politics - Global PS0101 section 001

The Media and Politics in Global Perspec

Media and Politics: Globa

Call Number 10395
Day & Time
MTWRF 11:10am-1:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Day & Time
MTWRF 3:10pm-5:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Timothy Novak
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The combination of globalization and new communication technologies has had a dramatic impact on the relationship between media and politics. In this course we explore the centrality of the media as a force challenging and, in some cases, altering relations of power within and between societies. Starting from the premise that freedom of expression is a fundamental requirement for any truly democratic system, particular attention is given to how approaches to media and politics vary globally, and how these differences impact the way politicians, journalists, activists, and ordinary citizens operate within the broader political process.

We critically examine the impact of political communication on policy-making, elections, and political movements, with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of the relationship between citizens, media, and governments in a rapidly changing, increasingly interconnected world. In so doing, we investigate the connection between media and current political trends and conflicts around the world, including, but not limited to, the United States, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Asia.

Students engage with the course material through a combination of lectures, daily discussions, short essays, group research projects, field trips, and guest speakers from the worlds of journalism and politics. Participants also work in teams to create media campaigns designed to generate greater public awareness and support for a hypothetical non-governmental organization (NGO), developing their own mission statements, messaging strategies, and targeted media plans.

Web Site Vergil
Subterm 07/18-08/04 (L)
Department Pre-College Programs (SHSP)
Enrollment 9 students (24 max) as of 9:06PM Thursday, June 13, 2024
Subject Pre-College Prog: The Media and Politics - Global
Number PS0101
Section 001
Division Professional Studies & Special Pgrms: Pre-College Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20232MGLO0101N001