Fall 2019 - CMNS 443 D100

Comparative Asian Media Systems (4)

Class Number: 3561

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
    HCC 2205, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    75 units. Recommended: CMNS 230 or CMNS 240; and one of CMNS 201 (or 260), or CMNS 202 (or 262).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Offers a basis for understanding different Asian media systems in concrete historical, political and socio-economic contexts. Introduces students to a range of epistemological and theoretical issues in media systems in a vast and extremely diverse region that is undergoing a period of rapid political, economic, social and cultural transformation. Provides an overview of issues relating to different media systems and case studies of media and politics in specific countries in the region.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course offers a basis for understanding different Asian media systems in concrete historical, political, cultural and socio-economic contexts. It introduces students to a range of epistemological and theoretical issues in studying media systems in a vast and extremely diverse region that is undergoing a period of rapid political, economic, social, and cultural transformation. It will provide both an overview of issues relating to different media systems, and case studies of media and politics in specific countries in the region. Students will learn to respond to real Asian problems, identify the forces shaping the Asian information and entertainment systems, and master key conceptual frameworks drawn from the humanities and social sciences.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:  

  • Discuss the complexity and diversity of media systems in the region, and describe the media systems in a number of Asian countries.
  • Acquire a greater appreciation of the range of media/state relationships in Asia and develop an initial understanding of the relationship between Asian media, society, and culture.
  • Understand the complicated ways in which the media intersect with processes of political democratization and commercialization in different countries.

Grading

  • Attendance/Participation 10%
  • Leading a Seminar Discussion 20%
  • Mid-Term Exam (in-class) 35%
  • Final Paper 35%

NOTES:

The school expects that the grades awarded in this course will bear some reasonable relation to established university-wide practices with respect to both levels and distribution of grades.  In addition, the School will follow Policy S10.01 with respect to Academic Integrity, and Policies S10.02, S10.03 and S10.04 as regards Student Discipline.  [Note: as of May 1, 2009 the previous T10 series of policies covering Intellectual Honesty (T10.02) and Academic Discipline (T10.03) have been replaced with the new S10 series of policies.]

Note:  A minimum 2.25 CMNS CGPA and 2.00 overall CGPA, and approval as a communication student is required for entry into most communication upper division courses.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Jin, Dal Yong, New Korean Wave:  Transnational Cultural Power In the Age of Social Media.  University of Illinois Press, 2016. 
ISBN: 9780252081477

Other materials will be placed on Library Reserve and/or made available online.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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