COM5102 - Global Media in the Digital Era

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Media and Communication
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to equip students with knowledge of contemporary global communication and international media systems and the critical abilities to analyze contemporary issues in global communication. It will examine the political, economic, cultural and sociological forces behind global communication activities, including gathering and disseminating news, cross-border data transmission, and entertainment content among various mass communication systems in the world. From an interdisciplinary perspective, it introduces key concepts and theories on global communication and international media systems, and analyzes the impact of global communication on international relations, global economy, and social and cultural changes as well as national communication policies.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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