Global Village Living-Learning Center | As the World Turns: World Affairs and the National Media
G220 | 25294 | Terry, Herb


(3cr.) (S&H) (MW) (1:00 -2:15 pm) (FQ-012B) This seminar will
simultaneously explore two things; contemporary international
affairs and how media (especially electronic media) differ across
nations. At the start of the semester, we’ll (1) identify the “big
international issues” that we’d expect will be significant for the
following four or five months (for example, developments in Iraq,
nuclear industry in Iran) and (2) determine countries that are of
special interest to class participants (and for which, perhaps, they
have useful foreign language skills). During the semester, we’ll
track the identified issues (and others as they emerge) in U.S.
electronic and print media that cover international affairs and
individual class members will track those issues in the media of
their country. This will permit us, throughout the semester, to
consider how and why coverage of international affairs varies across
national media systems. Look at the class as one where you’ll
combine learning about contemporary world events with learning about
the national (and transnational – like the Internet) media that
bring us information about them. We'll take advantage of the IUSA
Newspaper Readership Program and all class members will be expected
to read the New York Times daily. You'll also be expected to read
media from your country of interest, if possible.  There will be an
oral presentation (accompanied with a handout for the class) and,
depending on class size, perhaps a final one-on-one oral exam (which
previous students, once it was over, have enjoyed a great deal!).
This class meets concurrently with HON-H228 and, if you’re a Hutton
Honors College student, you should talk about registering for that
class with your Honors advisor.