Catalogue 2013 - 2014

COMM 356 Global Communication


3 cr.


COMM 205 and junior standing.

Course Description

This course examines the development and current state of global communication networks and communication policies. It devotes special attention to evaluating international telecommunication infrastructures and regulatory policy frameworks; examining national sovereignty and cultural identity in relation to pressures toward cultural homogenization; discussing media imperialism and various forms of resistance to globalization; and assessing the development of competition strategies and market dynamics on communication policy and practice. Different theories of globalization will also be discussed.