Masterclass: Communication, mobility and globalization
This course is available as background self-study course for students taking credit courses in relevant areas and others more generally. It inbcludes a set of videos, course readings, quizzes and frameworks for indepenent study. The general theme of the course is given in the title: We live ina time of increased globalization, marked by more travel than ever, accelerated information flows and resultant changes in local society. In the course we will trace theories of communication, mobility and globalization with a critical view on how these themes are articulated within differenct social science disciplines such as geography, anthropology, media studies, sociologoy and political science.
The coure is organized into four modules, each representing one week´s worth of work. Stuydents may of course spend more or less time on each module. Within the modules, the course is organized with four lectures and study themes, each representing about 10 hours worth of work. After each 10 hour session there is a quizz available to check progress and move on.
Each session starts with a video. All told, there are 16 videos. All of them are short. They introduce the topic and point to one critical question for each session. A slider presentation follows, with the basic points being covered. Next, the course session outlines the obligatory readings. The readings trake about 50% of the time in each session. After the readings are completed, learners taking the course are asked to write a summary of the session, as well as a final checkpoint survey.
- Lectures 16
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 280 hours
- Skill level Introduction masters, advanced bachelor
- Language English
- Students 51
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Lecture 2: Media and communication: Persuasion and the public
- Introduction: The media, as we know them
- Lecture framework: 4 videos and some reflections from the instructor
- Lecture video: Propaganda, as case in point
- Lecture video: What is persuasion?
- Lecture video: The two-step flow of communication
- Lecture video: Theories of persuasion
- The internet and the question of truth
Lecture 4: Communication and civilization: Technology and human understanding
Lecture 5: Understanding the new mobilities: Experience and belonging
Lecture 6: Cities in a world of "smart technology" and global networks
Lecture 7: The question of meaning: Sociology and narratology
Lecture 8: The politics of planning: Knowledge interests and the public sphere
Lecture 9: Culture and code: Semiotics of style and signs of change
Lecture 10: Discourse and identity: Production of norms and consent
Lecture 11: Rhetoric, language and framing: Contexts and contexts of power