Study Scheme for 2022-2023
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 will graduate with a specialization recognizing their knowledge and skills in analyzing global media systems and industries, ICTs, and managing global media content. Students who have taken any two courses from COMM5612, COMM5723, COMM5725, COMM5772, COMM5775, COMM5960 or COMM6612 are eligible for graduation with specialization in this stream.
“Social Change and Advocacy”: Upon completion of the stream, students will graduate with a specialization recognizing their knowledge and skills in understanding and analyzing the mechanisms of social change and advocacy by focusing on the intersections between society, culture, communication, and politics within the China context 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 the human rights discourse. Students are able to reflect critically on ways of engaging in social change and on the role of new information and communication technology (e.g. social media) in social change. Students who have taken any two courses from COMM5649, COMM5650, COMM5725, COMM5735, COMM5771, or COMM5960 are eligible for graduation with specialization in this stream.