Media in the Age of Globalization

Programme Code: CCGL9011

Faculty of: Social Sciences, Journalism and Media Studies Centre

Targeted Students: HKU Undergraduates, Non HKU Undergraduates

Area of Interest: Arts

Credits: 6

Programme Period: July 25, 2022 to August 10, 2022

Programme Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (09:30 - 12:20)

Programme Fee: HKD 11,600

Teaching Mode: Face to Face

Deadline for Application:
March 31, 2022 (for non-local students)
June 10, 2022 (for local students)

Online Application: APPLY NOW

Discount(s) on Programme Fee:
5% – Early Bird Discount (Deadline: February 28, 2022)
10% – Partner Discount

* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts.
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Note to HKU Students:

*Should you be interested in applying for the above programme, please register in SIS system during the summer add/drop period in June 2022.*


Course Description:

In this course, students will examine the role of an increasingly globalized and complex media ecosystem in shaping the global and local societies, as well as whether or not the growing access to information fosters knowledge sharing and citizen participation in public affairs and/or creates social problems like privacy infringment, misinformation or polarization. The students will also explore if the media system really changes the power distribution in information flow, domestic information production, and dissemination or actually reinforce the imbalance. Does the Information and Communication Technologies amount to an individual’s emancipation or another form of exploitation? What is the role of the media in Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world? In a multipolar cultural world, how do citizens contribute to the conversation on local and global issues? The course will also reflect on critical values such as the freedom of expression, information, privacy, transparency, and examine the impact of social media, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. [This course is (re)designed as a “flipped classroom” mode. Students are required to prepare and complete pre-class activities (reading, videos, and research) before the class and participate the in-class activities and tutorials.]

Course Instructor(s):

Professor K.W. Fu, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences

Course Outline:




• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.

• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.