CMS3001 Global Conflict Communication
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course provides a communication and media studies perspective to the exploration and understanding of global conflicts. It introduces students to conflict resolution communication skills and principles. The course explores the role of mass and alternative media in global conflict communication. This course explores global conflict communication from the perspective of individuals, local communities, nation states, global corporations and NGOs, and transnational agreements, treaties and negotiations. Conflicts over resources' such as minerals, energy, land and water; and over consequences of pollution' such as greenhouse emissions and toxic wastes; are at the heart of most global conflicts today. This course will use case studies that engage students in consideration of sustainability practices and principles for global and local economies, communities, and environment. Case studies in global conflict communication develop and extend understanding of theories and practice of cross cultural communication.