Undergraduate Courses

MCC-UE 1450 - Global Media Seminar (now listed at 9450)

This umbrella number encompasses topics-based courses offered at NYU global campuses & other international locations that examine the social, political and economic dynamics of media & culture in specific national, regional & historical contexts.

Note: The courses listed below count under one Field of Study: Global and Transcultural Communication.

E59.9451 Global Media Seminar: Media in China
Counts toward Global and Transcultural Field of Study

This course is designed to introduce contemporary media industries in China, involving print, broadcasting, film, PR, advertising, and new media. This course reviews the structures, functions, and influences of various forms of media industries. Practical media work is emphasized. Additionally, it analyzes existing issues on these media industries from historical, regulatory, social, and technological perspectives. (Offered in Shanghai)

E59.9452 Global Media Seminar: Television & Democracy in Italy
Counts toward Global and Transcultural Field of Study

The goal of this course is to present a thorough historical survey of fifty years of television in Italy, with a special emphasis on the relation between television broadcasting and democratic politics. The course will be structured in four parts: the early days of television in Italy, characterized by the monopoly of RAI and the political influence of the Christian Democrats; the political conflicts and policy-making choices of the 70s; the so-called “far west” of commercial broadcasting and the birth of the duopoly during the 80s; the change of political landscape during the 90s and the years 2000, with the increasing competition between RAI and Mediaset, the conflicts of interest of Berlusconi and the advent of pay per view and digital terrestrial television. Conducted in English. (Offered in Florence)

E59.9453 Global Media Seminar: Post Communist Media Systems
Counts toward Global and Transcultural Field of Study

The idea of the course is to inform students about European media in general, and about transformation of the Czech media after the Velvet revolution in 1989 in particular. Czech developments will be presented on the background of a wider European perspective in order to make students acquainted with the basic features of European landscape of print and electronic media. Due to the lack of literature and printed sources in English language on the subject, the course will extensively exploit internet sources related to the topics. (Offered in Prague)

E59.9454 Global Media Seminar: France and Europe
Counts toward Global and Transcultural Field of Study

This course introduces students to the basic structures and practices of media in Europe and their relationship to everyday social life. It pays special attention to the common models and idioms of media in Europe, with an emphasis on national and regional variations. Specific case studies highlight current trends in the production, distribution, consumption, and regulation of media. Topics may include: national or regional idioms in a range of media genres, from entertainment, to advertising and publicity, to news and information; legal norms regarding content and freedom of expression; pirate and independent media; and innovations and emerging practices in digital media. Conducted in English. (Offered in Paris)

E59.9455 Global Media Seminar: Latin America
Counts toward Global and Transcultural Field of Study

The course acquaints students with Latin American theories, practices and representations about the Media. In order to provide a complex perspective, the course will begin with a reflection about globalization, identities and local cultures and their tensions with the constitution of a global culture. The second and most important part of the course are the Latin American researches, perspectives and representations about the media, their place in contemporary societies, their active participation in the constitution of identities and the role in the construction of an agenda. This is how the course will introduce not only Latin American perspectives but also a global vision that will allow students to articulate global and local problems from a critical point of view. The denaturalization of the media, the identification of their constructions, representations and selections are some of the objectives of the course: to re-read media practices as a way to reflect about everyday practices. (Offered in Buenos Aires)

E59.9456 Global Media Seminar: Australia and the Pacific Rim
Counts toward Global and Transcultural Field of Study

This course brings together diverse issues and perspectives in rapidly evolving areas of international/global communication. Historical and theoretical frameworks will be provided to help students to approach the scope, disparity and complexity of current developments in our media landscape. Students will be encouraged to critically assess shifts in national, regional, and international media patterns of production, distribution, and consumption over time, leading to analysis of the tumultuous contemporary global communication environment. Key concepts associated with international communication will be examined, including a focus on trends in national and global media consolidation, cultural implications of globalisation, international broadcasting, information flows, international communication law and regulation, and trends in communication and information technologies. The focus of the course will be international, with a particular emphasis on Australia. (Offered in Sydney)