Topics in Globalization: Media and Cultural Globalization in France
Location: Paris, France
Dates: June 7 - June 28, 2014
This course will provide students with a critical understanding of how international flows of information and entertainment products – from news and information to movies, television and lifestyle brands -- play a role in shaping and reshaping global economic, political, military, and cultural realities. We will examine a range of forms of mediated production and consumption understood broadly in relation to political, economic, and cultural power, and situate these forms in relation to contemporary theorizing about global cultural convergence, divergence, and hybridity.
In this intensive three-work course organized in collaboration with the American University of Paris, the city of light and its environs will be our laboratory. France is often at the center of debates about the reach and character of cultural globalization: its government has often taken the lead in opposing American efforts to define cultural exchange in purely market terms, even as French publics have often welcomed American popular culture and political ideas. To better understand globalization “on the ground” in France, we will range across Paris to meet with activists, journalists, and other media creators. In so doing, we will deepen our understanding of the global, national, and local economic and political processes shaping how culture is being created, consumed, remixed, diffused, and transformed.
4 Points. Offered through Media, Culture, and Communication
NYU Graduate Students: Students from all NYU schools are encouraged to apply.
NYU Undergraduates: Qualified upper-level undergraduates with 96+ earned credits and related course work may be considered and will require approval from the faculty director as well as their program academic advisor..
Non-NYU Students: Qualified graduate students from other Universities are encouraged to apply. Please refer to the directions for "Non-NYU Students" on the "How To Apply" page.
*Note to All Applicants: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.
MCC-GE 2384.099 Topics in Globalization: Media and Cultural Globalization in France. (4 points) offered through the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion
Jamie Bianco, Clinical Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
John Downing, Professor of International Communication, Southern Illinois University and the American University of Paris.
2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration fees
If an undergraduate participant enrolls using an undergraduate course number, their tuition will reflect current undergraduate cost per point.
2014 Housing Fee: $1100
2014 Activity Fee: $500
Total 2014 Housing and Activity fees: $1600
For More Information
Academic Content: Jamie Bianco, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. (t) 212-998-5125 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Administration: Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003; (t) 1-212-992-9380; (f) 1-212-995-4923; email@example.com