Media and Communication

The Media and Communication track focuses on the relationship between media (particularly digital media) and the state, geopolitics, market, and society. It engages with cultural and sociological understandings of internet media through the lens of the Global South and the geopolitics of internet media and digital rights. Courses will emphasize deep engagement with media and social theory and the implications of new digital media geographies for global communications and the development of public policy. Fundamental questions of media rights and freedoms are considered within this track, and the diversity of international policy responses and their impacts are explored. Strategies for advocacy of media freedoms, application of new digital technologies and approaches for data/information gathering for media and communications policy are emphasized in the practice elements of courses.

Courses offered within the Media and Communication specialization in 2018/19 are listed below.

Documentary for Social Change Braverman, Coyer, 4
Geopolitics of the Internet, Ashraf, 4

CMDS Practicum, Dragomir, 2
Introduction to Cyberconflict, Ashraf, 4
Media Freedom and Human Rights, Parmar, 2

The Internet and Human Rights, Ashraf, 2