Poslední úprava: Tomáš Klvaňa, M.A., Ph.D. (02.10.2018)
IMS FSV UK – Katedra severoamerických studií
Tomáš Klvaňa, Ph D, M.A
American Media, Culture and Globalization
With the onset of globalization, very few industries have gone through changes so profound as media. The journalism business model has collapsed. Digital communication has transformed ways we communicate and argue, vote, make a living, organize our economy and politics. Political, cultural and economic changes influenced by globalism and instantaneous communication made us question basic assumptions of our lives. They shape how we prosper, dream and fear. The course helps students to think about, analyze and evaluate the interplay of media, communication, culture, politics and economy.
Students will understand key globalization trends and processes as they manifest themselves in culture, media, economy and politics. They will demonstrate an ability to use and apply relevant concepts, and gain insights into the world increasingly shaped by media.
10% -- Class Attendance
20% -- Class Activity
· Discussion moderated by professor based on course reading, films and lectures
· Possible short quizzes based on readings
· Short student presentations
35% -- Midterm Examination (several short essay-type answers; closed book and notes: students will not be allowed to use any course or internet resources)
35% -- Final Examination (three hand-written essays in class; comprehensive; open notes and books: students are allowed to use the course resources)
A failure to submit or fulfill any of the above would result in the F grade for the course.
Grade A: Excellent work demonstrating a critical and observant approach to the subject, sound research and an ability to express thoughts cogently and persuasively. Grade B: Very good work. Grade C: Satisfactory work. Grade F: Failure to achieve a passable standard.
A = 91-100, B = 81-90, C = 71-80, F = 70 and below