Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
2016/2017 Academic Session
Faculty: Social Sciences Department: Mass Communication
Course Code: MAC 744 Unit(s): 2 Semester: Second
Course Title: Global Communication and ICTs
Lecturer: Dr. Chinenye Nwabueze Programme: PGD
(A). BRIEF OVERVIEW OF COURSE
This course is designed to train students to have an in-depth understanding of global communication concepts, process and implications to contemporary society. It provides analysis of the global news flow in relation to the direction of information flow between and among industrialized and third world countries. It further explains the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and global communication process, the fusion between ICTs, global communication and globalization.
(B). COURSE OBJECTIVES/GOALS
By the end of this course, students will have learned:
- Basic concepts global communication and ICTs;
- The fusion between global communication process and ICTs;
- Analysis of global news flow between and among industrialized and Third world countries;
- The relationship between global communication and globalization;
- Basic understanding of the NWICO debate and its relationship to ICTs and globalization.
- Analysis of trending issues in global communication and ICTs in contemporary society.
(C). METHOD OF LECTURE DELIVERY
- Indoor Quizzes
- Outdoor Quizzes (Assignments)
- Practical Classroom Sessions
Definition of concepts
Origin of Global communication
- ICTs and Global communication
Process of Global communication
Geographic space, Geographic experience and Geography of flow
Global information flow
Fusion between ICTs and Global Communication
ICTs and Global communication channels
- Global communication, Globalization and contemporary society
The concept of global village
Global communication and globalization
Implications of global communication to contemporary society
- Globalization of the media and the NWICO debate
Origin of NWICO debate
DBS and NWICO Agitation
Global communication and the NWICO Debate
Addressing the DBS challenges in Developing Nations
Dominick, J. (2012). Dynamics of mass communication (12th Revised Edition).
Nwabueze, C. (2014). Introduction to mass communication: Media ecology in the
global village. Owerri: Topshelve .