Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
COMM 419H - World Media Systems - is a comparative study of modern media systems of mass communications with focus on the transitions [from colonial through post-colonial and contemporary periods] of media in the US and South Africa. Included in this course is a nine day tour of South Africa over spring break of 2019.
This tour, which includes day-trips to sites in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Soweto, is designed to give students first-hand exposure to South Africa – a country in which the mass media were actors in the apartheid political system and in the 20+ years post- transition transformation of the society. While in South Africa, students co-investigate the role of the mass media in the country's post-apartheid transformation, meet and receive presentations by persons affiliated with academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and media houses – all involved in/engaged with ongoing transformation of South African media/society.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of overnight accommodations at a hotel/hostel.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program leader.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2019||08/21/2018 **||Rolling Admission||03/02/2019||03/09/2019|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Anthony Olorunnisola by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
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