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Kevin Y. Kawamoto
POL S 329
Seattle Campus

Global Communication

Introduction to the history, purpose, channels, content, technologies, policy, and regulation of international communications systems. Issues covered include disparities in media development between post-industrial and developing nations, imbalances in international news and information flow, and the emergence of global communications. Offered: jointly with COM 322.

Class description

This course is intended to introduce students to the history, purpose, channels, content, technologies, policy and regulation of international communications systems. Among the current issues it covers are the disparities in media development between post-industrial and developing nations; imbalances in international news and information flow, and the emergence, through global communication channels, of a “global civil society.” Of particular interest are new media technologies such as the Internet, World Wide Web and other digital communication and information technologies.

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Last Update by Suman C. Chhabra
Date: 06/05/2000