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JOUR 6871 section 1 Global Media, Development and Democracy Thursdays 12.30-3:00 p.m. in Armory 1B01 Professor Bella Mody 203B Armory mody@colorado.edu Office hours immediately after class and by appointment Course Description: This grad seminar analyses the role of communication media in promoting development and democracy in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is divided into three main parts: global media, development applications and implications for democracy. Goals: After taking this course, participants will be able 1. To demonstrate competence in synthesizing and critiquing literature in this area 2. To demonstrate independent selection of research topics that address a gap in the literature 3. To produce publication-worthy research papers which demonstrate analysis, creativity and critical thinking. Method: A typical class session will consist of 3 parts: student presentations on the required readings for the day, the instructor’s presentation and an occasional video or guest presentation. A special Thursday- Friday session will be scheduled around the visit of Abikok Riak, a senior specialist in the non- governmental organization World View International (WVI): she will lead class discussion one Thursday and follow it up with a Friday morning grant-writing workshop focused on development work. Requirements 1. Texts a.) Mody, B. International and Development Communication: a 21 st Century Perspective. Sage: Thousand Oaks 2003. b.) United Nations Development Program. Human Development Report 2004. NY: Oxford University Press 2004. http://www.hdr.undp.org Click on Download HDR 2004 online c.) All additional readings are on electronic reserve through Chinook. You will need your Buff card number to access them. Reading Strategies Schedule 6 hours of reading time outside class for a 3 credit course: you may find the following reading strategies helpful: Write down everything you know about this topic before you start reading on it. a. Read the first paragraph, the first line of each following paragraph and the last full paragraph: now write down the outline of the paper. You should get the skeleton of the argument and how it is constructed. b. Skim through the middle of each page: speed read. Highlight interesting thoughts and possible sections you might quote. You are getting a feel for how the argument is developed, how flesh is put on the bare bones of the skeleton. c. Now read the full paper through: Write comments or questions in the margin so you can review the paper easily when you want to review it. d. Write your summary of the main points and staple it to the paper. e. If the paper is long and difficult to follow, take a break and come back to it when your mind is fresh. f.
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