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Global Communication And ICTs! Course Outline

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria

 

COURSE COMPACT

2017/2018 Academic Session

 

Faculty: Social Sciences                                       Department: Mass Communication

Course Code: MAC 704                            Unit(s): 2             Semester: Second

Course Title: Global Communication And ICTs

Lecturer: Dr. Chinenye Nwabueze              Programme: PGD

 

 (A). BRIEF OVERVIEW OF COURSE

The world is presently in an era of phenomenal information technology-driven communication process where global interactions, information sharing and dissemination have become common. With such innovations as satellite telephones, global television channels such as CNN and BBC, and wireless internet connections almost anywhere, there hardly exists any part of the world that has not been hooked up to the global communication process.

This course therefore discusses the concepts of global communication, ICTs, and the fusion between global communication and ICTs. It further x-rays the dynamics of global communication, globalization process ICT presence in the world-wide information connectivity that shapes the global communication process.

The course provides concise insight on multi-national communication and media conglomerates that impact globalcommunication in contemporary society. It further explores how global media, particularly CNN, the BBC, Fox News, and Al Jazeera, influence audiences and policy makers alike.

 

 (B). COURSE OBJECTIVES/GOALS

By the end of this course, students will have learned:

  • The concept of global communication, globalization, and ICTs
  • The fusion between global communication and ICTs
  • The NWICO debate and its relationship to global communication and ICTs
  • To assess critically the ways in which global communication shapes the process of globalisation.
  • Details of the global communication process
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 (C). METHOD OF LECTURE DELIVERY

  • Classroom Lectures
  • Indoor Quizzes
  • Outdoor Quizzes (Assignments)

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. Course Introduction

 

  1. A close look at the concept of Global communication

 

  1. ICT’S and Global communication

 

  1. Origin of Global communication

 

  1. Factors Influencing global communication process

 

  1. Implications of Global communication to contemporary society

 

  1. Global communication, globalization and ICTs

 

  1. Globalization of the media and the NWICO debate

 

  1. DBS and NWICO Agitation

 

  1. Addressing the DBS challenges in Developing Nations

 

  1. Class Activities

 

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

Books:

Nwabueze, C. (2014). Introduction To Mass Communication: Media Ecology In

The Global Village. Owerri: Topshelve Publishers.

 

Mcphail, Thomas, L. (2002). Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders and

Trends.

 

Important Links:

CLICK to view the articles;

Media Globalization and its Effect upon International Communities: Seeking a Communication Theory Perspective by  Jeffrey K. Lyons

The Effects of Globalization on Global Communication By Anam Ahmed

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS IN THE WORLD TODAY

 

GLOBAL COMMUNICATION AS A RESULT OF GLOBALIZATION AND INFORMATIZATION

Satellite Television and Local Media Use Among Viewers in Satellite TV Households in the Southeast Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria

The New World Information And Communication Order: An Idea That Refuses To Die

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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