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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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GLS 301 - Issues in Global Culture

2010-2011 Catalog Year

This is an interdisciplinary course, involving the disciplines of politics, sociology, communications, media studies, political economy, literary studies and history. In it students will actively engage in the pressing debates about the globalization of culture and debate current issues such as the democratic possibilities of the new communications technologies, the significance of the consolidation of global media industries, issues connected to hybridity brought on by global population flows and others. Students will study the theoretical and historical background necessary to understand the complexity of the dissemination and flows of symbolic practices globally including the development of global information networks, the flows of identities through and across borders, the consolidation of global media industries, and the impact of the globalization of popular culture.

PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.

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