Module 1 (Fall): Globalisation: Reporting Global Change
Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)
Module one is a full time, four week course that will be a common basis for the students for modules two and three in the first year. The purpose of this module is to introduce the students to methodology and some of the tools of research, and to introduce how global change is reported.
- Ability to identify different methodologies and their usefulness
- Show awareness of national identities and political cultures
- Appreciate different theories of international change and globalization
- Recognize the media traditions of some of the major international players
- Comprehend the policies of some of the smaller European states
- Understand how media report internationally
- Understand media processes as a mix of actor strategies and structural constraints and possibilities
- Comprehend specific media case studies.
- They will be able to critically read and research in the area
- They will be able to write articles reflecting this insight
- They will know how to analyse, they will know the major sources and they will know how to access information
- Students will have enough understanding of the media to enable them to conduct independent analysis of new cases and other countries than the ones studied in this module.
Typical Methods of Assessment
The course is based on essays, group discussions, workshops, short lectures and an exam paper.The final grade is composed of 40 percent for coursework and 60 percent for the essays.
Indicative Reading List
- Jeffrey Sachs, Common Wealth
- George Sørensen, What kind of world order? The international system in the New Millennium, Cooperation and Conflict, 2006
- Anne-Marie Slaughter, A New World Order, Chapter 1,
- Jan Aart Scholte, “Defining Globalization”, in Scholte, Globalization, Palgrave 2 ed. New York 2005
- Nich Bisley, Rethinking Globalization, Palgrave, New York 2007