This course will conduct an interdisciplinary and multicultural analysis of global media. It will cover the media’s capacity to effect social change, economic change, identity formation, and daily life. Students will evaluate systems and texts in newspapers, magazines, digital content, film and radio. Lectures will focus on issues related to national development, national sovereignty, regulation policy, propaganda, human rights, and global trends in the realm of media and communication. This course will further students’ understanding of media theory and the ways in which media operates differently within a given political or cultural context.