Global Perspectives: Media, Communication, Culture
> THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE OFFERED ONLINE FOR SUMMER 2020 <
This course seeks to familiarize you with the skills and analytical tools necessary to engage with the concept of globalization in theory and praxis. and the way its formation and processes intersect your lives and understanding of the world. The goal is to provide a toolbox and framework by which you will be able to more effectively engage globalization as a part of your personal and professional development – philosophically and pragmatically -- as engaged global citizens. Engaging your curiosity and stimulating ourselves intellectually are similarly goals. To that end, we expect to utilize your own international perspectives and experiences to augment our understanding of the subject matter at hand. Furthermore, the recent Coronavirus pandemic (and related global responses/outcomes) will serve as a pragmatic case study to link our exploration of the subject matter to grounded experience. Utilizing the affordances of new media, extensive dialogue, and critical reflection, we will endeavour to enhance our mutual comprehension and perspectives related to conceptualizing and understanding globalization in all its complexity.
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Why this program: This program combines classes with site-visits to different companies, industries, and organizations to provide practical examples to the course work.
Learning outcomes: Students in this course will explore how globalization (as process, practice, and system) intersects evolving conceptions of media, communication and culture as international phenomena.
Credits: Students will receive 6 ECTS upon successful completion of this course.
Dates and Fees
Dates: 20 July to 5 August
Cost: The cost of this program is €700.
- All students who apply and commit by June 1 will receive a €100 discount
- An additional discount will be provided to all students (Czech and International) of Brno Universities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Tuition for the summer school
- Virtual Site Visits (Radio Free Europe, UN, etc.)
- Masaryk University Transcript
Online classes will take place at 14:00 CET Monday-Friday for two hours. Students are expected to participate in the live lectures, however they will be recorded.
- Globalization: A Contested Concept
- Media/Cultural Literacy for Globalized Critical Thinking Frameworks
- Globalization and History: Globalization as a Historical Phenomena
- The Economic Dimension of Globalization
- The Political Dimension of Globalization
- The Cultural Dimension of Globalization
- The Ecological Dimension of Globalization
- Ideologies of Globalization: Market Globalism, Justice Globalism, Religious Globalism
- The Media Dimension of Globalization
- Education in the Age of Globalization
- Global Crises/Global Solutions/Global Networks
- Global Citizenship, Global Learning and You
- The Future of Globalization
Final grades will be awarded using the A-F grading system. Grades are based on daily position papers, participation in online courses, a final project.
The final group project is meant to showcase what students have learned over the course and apply their knowledge. Through working in groups, students will gain a valuable skillset in giving virtual presentations and will have the opportunity to work with people from different cultures, hence expanding their intercultural communication skills.
Meet our Team
Erin Anna SmithSummer School Manager
Denisa WalkováSummer School Coordinator
Studying: Czech Literature
C. MICHAEL ELAVSKY, PHD. is an award-winning American instructor and research scholar (formerly tenured at The Pennsylvania State University) with 20 years in-country academic experience including 2 US State Department Fulbright Scholar appointments. As an expert in international education, he is committed to encouraging students to push themselves to explore their human potential and grow as citizens of the world.
What does online mean at MUNI?
We recognize that students all over the world have had different experiences of what online classes mean. In this course, online instruction is meant to be both informative and interactive. Students will be expected to do the readings before the class, and to pose questions to the professors in their 250 word journal posts. This will help guide the conversations to make the most of the online lectures.
Online live lectures will take place daily and students are expected to attend and participate. The professors will ask questions throughout the class to keep engagement high. The lectures will be recorded, if students are unable to attend live, however this will need to be agreed upon beforehand.