COMM 466 - Global Digital Politics
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Credit Exclusions:
No more than 3 credits from Comm 450-490.
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
Declared Communication Studies seniors ONLY.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 325 OR COMM 329 strongly recommended.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In much of the world, in advanced and industrialized democracies to developing and transitioning states, there is no longer a question of whether the internet affects politics—but rather, where, how, and with what consequences. These consequences are also complex, where the digital politics of local contexts are increasingly determined by the decisions of stakeholders residing in multi-sited locations across countries, regions, and economies. How do we make sense of these global and transnational changes, and the world as it is being re-wired today? In this course, we survey the growing literature on digital politics in international contexts, while considering how these lessons involve and affect other stakeholders in interconnected and disparate ways. The case studies for this capstone are the most current and cutting edge analyses to date, and our discussions will also engage with current events as they unfold through the semester and in recent years. Your task in this course is to draw upon frameworks and concepts encountered in your time in communication studies and allied disciplines, and apply and identify their capabilities and limitations towards understanding digitally hyper-mediated and hybrid socio-political phenomena taking place around the world today.

Intended Audience:

The capstone seminar is intended for Comm and Media majors in their final year of study. 


COMM 466 - Global Digital Politics
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication and Media seniors only.

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