Potential IB Electives: 1. International Law V53.0740 Prerequisite: V53.0700. Offered in the spring. 4 points.

The norms that govern states in their legal relations and the current development of law among nations, based on cases and other legal materials relating to the nature and function of the law; recognition of states and governments; continuity of states and state succession; jurisdiction over persons, land, sea, air, and outer space; international responsibility and the law of claims; diplomatic privileges and immunities; treaties; regulation of the use of force; and the challenges posed by new states to the established legal order. Emphasis on the case law method, as used in law school instruction.
2. E59.1022 - Latino Media Examines the production, consumption and cultural meaning of Latino media produced in and around the United States (as opposed to that produced in Latin American countries). Focuses on a wide range of mediated cultural production: television, radio, film, advertising, magazines, etc. This course will be a critical investigation into the theories, production and consumption of Latino media and popular culture. Examines the influence popular culture has on politics, identity formation, shaping culture and as a mode of revealing, producing and reproducing ideology and political struggle. 3. E59.1304 - Global Media and International Law This course examines public policy issues and institutions of media governance at the international level. It provides a historical overview of the various institutions and actors involved in global media governance, and assesses the various principles and practices that constitute the regime of global media governance, including the regulation of broadcasting, telecommunications, the Internet, and trade in media products. Special attention is paid to current debates within multilateral bodies such as UNESCO, the WTO, and the International Telecommunication Union. 4. E59.1305 - Communication and International Development This course introduces students to theoretical foundations in historical and contemporary issues in communication, media, information and international development. Topics include state-building, modernization, dependency and globalization. Every week will be dedicated to a particular country/region and media development program whereby students will analyze a specific case study. 5. E59.1401 - Global Cultures and Identities Note: This course will replace E59.1735 Intercultural Communication in the Fall 2010 semester. If you have taken Intercultural Communication you should not take this course. This course examines globalization as it is inscribed in everyday practices through the transnational traffic of persons, cultural artifacts, and ideas. The course will focus on issues of transnational mobility, modernity, the local/global divide, and pay specific attention to how categories of race, gender, and ethnicity intersect with transnational change

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