Course Description for International Communication
Prerequisite: SPC 2608, SPC 4064, MMC 3614 or permission of instructor
Description: This course examines the influence and roles of international communication in our increasingly globalized world. The course treats history, theories, and selected current issues and problems of international communication. It will explore issues in organizations, national sovereignty, international news media, global conflict and cooperation, human rights, diffusion of communication technologies, global medial culture, and international media regulation. Therefore, the course will be informed by interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches. Students will take part in a simulation of the United Nations in which they act as delegates of various nations and/or UN officials seeking multilateral solutions to complex and often vexing international communication problems.