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March 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm

New Fall Semester POLS Course on Global Media Politics

The Department of Political Science announces a a new course for Fall 2015: POLS 4904/5904: Global Media Politics.

The course examines the role of mediated communication in international affairs. The course number is #11959. It meets Wednesdays from 3:05 to 5:50 p.m. and has no prerequisites. Students from all majors are encouraged to enroll.

The course is taught by Dr. Andrew Ross, Associate Professor of Political Science, who specializes in international relations, international law, and political theory.

Dr. Andrew Ross

Dr. Andrew Ross

The course addresses important and timely questions about the rapidly changing landscape of communication in international and global politics:

  • How do mass media affect perceptions of war and human suffering?
  • How have states historically used mass media to shape public perceptions of international politics, and who pulls the levers of communication in the digital age?
  • What new types of political actors now communicate globally using digital media?
  • Have digital media created a “global public sphere” or a multiplicity of echo chambers and fragmented “micro-publics”?
  • Who are the winners and losers in this new environment?

The course contributes to the Making and Breaking the Law theme, sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.





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