Study Scheme for 2021-2022
Three Required Courses:
- COMM5520 Applied Communication Research
- COMM5710 Seminar in Communication Theories
- COMM5711 Global Internet: Comparison and Critique
Plus one Elective Course
Two Required Courses:
- COMM5120 Globalization and Communication
- COMM5590 Communication in Intercultural Settings
Plus two Elective Courses
For details, please refer to the Course Lists.
Students can declare a specialization by completing any two courses within the streams below. Students can also choose not to specialize.
“Global Media”: Upon completion of the stream, students have become specialized in knowledge and skills related to analyzing global media systems and industries, ICTs and managing global media content. Students who have taken any three courses from COMM5510, COMM5612, COMM5631, COMM5632, COMM5690, COMM5723, COMM5725, COMM5960 or COMM6612*** can declare a specialization in this stream.
“Social Change and Advocacy”: Upon completion of the stream, students have become specialized in understanding and analyzing the mechanisms of social change and advocacy by focusing on the intersections between society, culture, communication and politics within the context of China as well as on a global scale. They will have studied current cultural, social, and political topics related to globalization and social change, mechanisms of marginalization and issues pertaining to human rights. Students are able to reflect critically on ways of engaging with social change and on the role of new information and communication technology in social change. Students who have taken any three courses from COMM5725, COMM5735, COMM5775, or COMM5960 can declare a specialization in this stream.