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Comparative Asian Media Systems CMNS 443 (4)

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