Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles
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COMU1313 - International communications


USL-B


Crédits : 5

Professeur :
Mode d'enseignement :
Deuxième quadrimestre, 30 heures de théorie.

Langues d'enseignement :
Anglais

Objectifs d'apprentissage :
) To distinguish various international media critically and thoughtfully, based on characteristics, audience, users, effects and applicability.
2) To describe and compare theories, concepts, authors and paradigms of the domains within the international communication science.
3) To reflect critically on the role of international media and communication in social, cultural, economic, psychological, technological, political, legal and other contexts.
4) To assess the impact of social, cultural, economic, psychological, technological, political, legal and other factors on the international communication process.
5) To identify the ethical dimensions of an international communication problem and to acknowledge different points of view.
4) To assess the impact of social, cultural, economic, psychological, technological, political, legal and other factors on the international communication process.
5) To identify the ethical dimensions of a international communication problem and to acknowledge different points of view.

4) To assess the impact of social, cultural, economic, psychological, technological, political, legal and other factors on the international communication process
5) To identify the ethical dimensions of an international communication problem and to acknowledge different points of view.


Prérequis :
Pour le programme de Bachelier en information et communication :

Pour le programme de Bachelier en sciences politiques, orientation générale :

Pour le programme de Bachelier en sociologie et anthropologie :


Corequis :
Aucun

Contenu de l'activité :
The course introduces the historical context and examines different approaches to global communication from the modernization and cultural imperialism theories to cultural studies and critical political economy perspectives. The course also examines the theories and problems related to the international function of the news media, the entertainment industry and the telecommunications sector. Students also gain a clear understanding of the creation of the global media marketplace and how international communication evolves in the Internet age. Furthermore, the course discusses the international governance structures related to media, news, telecommunications and the Internet. With the help of a comprehensive textbook, seminal texts, and videos, the course addresses the main political, economic, social and cultural themes intersecting the debate around the emerging global communication system.

Activités d'apprentissages prévues et méthodes d'enseignement :
Ex cathedra presentations based on Power Point presentations with active students' participation. Attendance and active participation is vital to the student's progress. Students are expected to attend classes on time and take notes. Participation means attending class, actively contributing to class discussions. Students who are absent are responsible for finding out what was covered in class.

Méthodes d'évaluation :
The final exam is a written exam that consists of a combination of 14 multiple-choice questions and 3 essay questions (1 page to 1 page and a half each). Correct answers to multiple-choice questions 1-14 count for +0.5 each (total 7 points). Correct answers to essay questions 1 and 2 count for 4 points each and the correct answer to the essay question 3 counts for 5.


Bibliographie :
McPhail, T., Global Communication, 4th Edition, 2014
Pednekar-Magal V., International Communication: Essential Readings, 2nd Edition, 2017 Siochru S., Global Media Governance, 2002
Thussu D.K., International Communication: Continuity and Change, 3rd Edition, 2018 Thussu D.K., International Communication, A Reader, Routledge, 2010
Van Ginneken J., Understanding Global News, Sage, 1998
Ward S. & Wasserman H., Media Ethics Beyond Borders, A Global Perspective, 2010.
Global Communication, Hamelink, Cees, Sage, 2015.
Companion Website: https://study.sagepub.com/hamelink


Autres informations :
Lectures and Videos