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LACS 112 - (CC) Mass Communication and Social Movements in Latin America

Semester Hours: 3


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This course examines the relationship between media, citizenship and democracy in Latin America, and explores how social movements in Latin America have deployed mass communication as a tool of their grassroots mobilizing efforts across the continent. Using historical and contemporary case studies in the region, students will be introduced to the variety of strategies that have been applied by indigenous, peasant, afro-descendant, worker, student and women’s organizations to contest the political, social and economic status quo in their respective countries. Using a variety of both contemporary and historic case studies, students will critically assess the successes and the challenges of constructing a bottom-up counter-narrative to the mainstream, corporate-commercial media system in Latin America, and within the Latino immigrant communities in the North. The potential impact on public policy is explored through the lens of the social organizations dedicated to media democracy and communication rights.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Credit given to this course or LACS 015B, not both. (Formerly LACS 015B: Journeys Through Latin America – Mass Communication and Social Movements.)


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