Get your B.A. in Studies of Global Media
About the Major
The Bachelor of Arts in Studies of Global Media prepares students to analyze, verify, study and communicate information about varying global issues in an effective, ethical and culturally aware and responsive manner. Students study with faculty who have conducted research and other work for news media or other organizations around the world.
The degree will provide students with the ability to build analytical skills coupled with conceptual knowledge of real-time and emerging issues, such as digital inequity, surveillance, censorship, disinformation and misinformation.
Courses examine the transformation of media and media systems in historical and contemporary contexts.
This degree will provide a foundation for skills in many professional fields, including:
- Nonprofit organizations
- Think tanks
- Government, politics, intergovernmental agencies and other international entities that require strong writing, analytical, verbal and research skills
Work with globally oriented faculty to address issues of the times through case studies, solutions-based analyses, and country-specific projects that are culturally responsive. Students may design their own program of applied field work with the support of a faculty academic adviser. Course projects bring students together from around the world.
Sample courses include:
- GLO 101: Global Media: Origins and Approaches
- GLO 301: Media, Culture and Societies
- GLO 402: The Future of Media and Technology
- GLO 405: Media and Climate Change
- GLO 435: Global Media Ethics & Diversity
- GLO 440: Freedom of Expression and the Right to Information
- GLO 445: Media, War & Peace
- GLO 450: Media and the Environment
- GLO 455: Media and Human Rights
- GLO 460: Disinformation and Information Security in a Global Media Context
- GLO 480: Digital Media Law in a Global Context