France, Paris-Est - Créteil

IMPACT (International Media, Political Action & Communication Technologies)

when 4 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 1512

IMPACT aims at giving to its students a critical perspective on how the internationalization of communication, the sharp increase and speeding up of the production of information, and the unprecedent development of digital media, play a role in the way political action, citizens mobilizations and public debates are now be framed.

Course leader

Benjamin Ferron is Doctor in Political Sciences (2012) and Lecturer in the Communication Department at UPEC.
PhD in political science (2005), Stéphanie Wojcik is Lecturer in information and communication sciences in the department of political and publi

Target group

The course is available for Master level students interested in political and public communication, social movements and transnational media activism, as well as the role of communication technologies in international relations. Suitable academic backgrounds include communication studies, political sciences, discourse analysis, area and cultural studies and sociology.

Course aim

Becoming familiar with international communication as a field of study
Understanding how open data, governmental transparency & citizen mobilizations could be linked
Analyzing the dynamic relationships between social networks and the building-up of public debates
Analyzing digital processes in electoral campaigns
Finding out transnational political action, mediactivism and alternative communication

Fee info

EUR 1512: Early bird with accomodation
The fees include courses, accommodation and meals, local transport in Paris area, cultural tours and sport, among other services (welcome at the airport, a French student buddy, wifi, library access, etc.).
EUR 1192: Early bird without accomodation
The fees include courses, meals, local transport in Paris area, cultural tours and sport, among other services (welcome at the airport, a French student buddy, wifi, library access, etc.).