Global Media Schedule*

MCM390/680  Spring 2017 – Dr. Hart  (Last Updated: 3/16/17)

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Note: This schedule primarily shows the topics covered and readings.  See assignment instructions, class notes and Blackboard for due dates of assignments, etc.

Week #

Topic

Readings**

1

1/12

Intro to Course / Surveys

Get textbook and make sure your NSU email and Blackboard account is working.  Read Bb & web content.

2

1/19

Definitions & History

Read Week 2 Reading**

3

1/26

Definitions & History (cont’d)

Controversies and Issues

Read Week 3 Reading**

4

2/4

Global Issues, Music & MTV

Read Week 4 Reading**

5

2/9

EXAM 1

6

2/16

Globalization, Culture & Language

Read Week 6 Reading**

7

2/23

Globalization, Culture & Language

(cont’d)

Read Week 7 Reading**

8

3/2

Development Communication

Read Week 8 Reading**

9  

3/9

SPRING BREAK - NO CLASSES

10

3/16

EXAM 2

11

3/23

Development Communication (cont’d)  

Read Week 11 Reading**

12

3/30

Global News: Journalists & Journalism

Read “Week 12 Reading”**

journalism reading on Bb

13

4/6

Global Advertising and PR

Read “Week 13 Reading”**

14

4/13

Stereotypes in Western Media: Africa and the Middle East  

Read Week 14 Reading**

15

4/20

Global Tech & the Internet

Read Week 15 Reading**

16

4/27

International Propaganda & Conflict

Read Week 16 Reading**

17

5/4

EXAM 3 (Final Exam) 

May 4 (Thursday)  5:45 - 7:45 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Other important dates can be found on the NSU Academic Calendar on  This document includes dates for dropping the course, etc.

* The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor or depending on the progress of the class.  Especially after discussion on the first few days of class, the topics may be changed and/or rearranged to better reflect student interests and needs.

           

** See the Content page on Blackboard for more details on the readings.  Note also that UG stands for undergraduate and G stands for graduate.  Undergraduate (MCM390) students read just the UG readings.  Graduate (MCM680) students read both the UG and the G readings each week.