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  • Locations: Virtual, International
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-IILE applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 12/22/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/24/2022 05/28/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Admission is competitive and space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply in advance of our application deadlines.
Program Description:
Description
This seminar provides a critical lens on the media environment and how media systems and their structure operate in society. It focuses mainly on the relationship between media, politics, the economy in society, and empowered agents such as policymakers, media corporations, and international organizations and how the political and economic climate affects the content of the media. By taking a normative and critical approach to the media, this course aims to determine whether our current media system operates in such a way that supports and promotes a democratic society.

The seminar applies the perspective through a series of political-economic case studies of the contemporary media and communication landscape, including media convergence and globalization; audience commodity and digital labor exploitation; platform capitalism; and global production networks in the media and communication industries. The seminar also covers the political economy of media and communication theories, media monopolies and private oligopolies; content and Information control; policy-making institutions, legislation, and censorship. 

Course Days and Times
Thursdays, 18:00-20:40 (Bishkek Time). 07:00-09:40 (New York Time). 13:00-15:40 (Vienna Time). 

Instructor
Anas Alahmed

Course Level
300-400

Credits
3 US / 6 ECTS

OSUN Partner Offering Course
American University of Central Asia (AUCA)