Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This course is designed to comparatively assess media systems in two different political and economic contexts. In the spring of 2018, this course will appraise the media systems of the U.S. and South Africa. Each context will be viewed as a political, economic and communication system. Through in-class exposure, students will evaluate media vis-à-vis each system's history and will analyze the functions of the mass media in the respective contexts. Though understanding the theory and practices of other media systems is an important end in itself, as it may foster greater awareness of other cultures, a crucial motive of this course is to ensure that students have a better appreciation of the U.S. media system.
The Study Tour dimensions adds the opportunity for students to gain direct exposure to South Africa, its media system and the people who practice, advocate for and consume messages presented by the mass media.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information regarding housing is not available at this time.
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||2017||03/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring- Embedded||2018||08/22/2017 **||Rolling Admission||03/03/2018||03/10/2018|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Anthony Olorunnisola by emailing email@example.com if you are interested in applying for this embedded program|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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