including sufficient class examples ). H u m a n i t i e s
This essay exam will evaluate your knowledge about the last seven weeks, but also the class as a whole.
You are required to answer one question in essay format (2.5 pages minimum and 3 pages maximum, excluding references). Points will be deducted if these instructions are not followed.
This semester, we have spent a lot of time learning the history, theories, processes and political implications of global communication. This essay will help see whether you can make the big connections between this course’s themes and theories.
Write an essay responding to one of the following questions. I have provided additional comments/questions below each main question. These are just tips that will provide you with more clarity regarding the expectations.
Answer a question of your choice a coherent essay that includes an introduction/thesis, body (multiple paragraphs, and avoided extremely long and unclear paragraphs) and a conclusion. Make sure to use evidence from lessons/examples, reading materials, and films and current examples. Also use this essay to further expand some of the conversations that we have had in the class. Consider how these dialogues have added to your knowledge/perspectives of, not only international communication, but the world in general.
Also, make sure to use course material from the entire semester.
Your essay in total should be no less than 2.5 pages and no more than 3 pages.
Ensure that your essay is not simply opinion-based. Support your claims with specific evidence, and concrete examples. You should make direct references (cited correctly in APA) to course material (including sufficient class examples). You need a “Works Cited/references” list for all the sources you use, in APA style. Also use in-text citations to indicate where you received your information.
1) Regarding what you have learned about the history and theories of international communications, what lesson do you think we should take from this course about media and influence/power, especially regarding politics and international relations?
To answer these questions, consider the following:
How does studying international communication contribute to our knowledge/ perceptions/opinions about our position and place in the world?
What are the roles of propaganda, neo(colonialism), and the growth of capitalism on international communications?
2) What have you learned about international communications in relation to understanding cultural and economic power as well as the construction of knowledge? Use this section to address the last four weeks of class.
Consider the following, but you don’t have to limit yourself to these ideas:
How do we know what we know? How do we create and absorb knowledge about international affairs, politics, etc.?
Consider some of the concepts that we have talked about in the last part of the semester: imperialism, globalization, soft power, scientific racism, etc.
What are the relationships between globalization, development, music, television and film?
Minimum of 2.5 pages but no more than 3 pages (12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins top-bottom, left-right)
Cite your sources. Include a bibliography in APA style.
Proofread your work! Repeat