Global Communication examines national and transnational media as part of a global system of news flow, political interaction, and cultural exchange. Courses compare media and interaction patterns within and across nations and cultures. They also examine how the globalization of communication systems and content affects peoples’ lives around the world.
The faculty listed below emphasize this area of study in their teaching and research, though most have additional areas of expertise. This list is not exhaustive, as many University of Washington faculty outside the Department of Communication also teach courses and conduct research in this area.
Undergraduate students who wish to learn more about global communication can enroll in the Department of Communication courses listed below.
COM 321: COMMUNICATION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
COM 322: GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
COM 343: EFFECTS OF MASS COMMUNICATION
COM 420: COMPARATIVE MEDIA SYSTEMS
COM 423: COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
COM 425: EUROPEAN MEDIA SYSTEMS
COM 426: INTERNATIONAL MEDIA IMAGES
COM 428: THE MEDIA AND PEACE
COM 475: ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
COM 478: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
COM 483: COMMUNICATION APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF WAR
COM 488: RACE, GENDER, AND POWER IN ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA