Over the course of 7 weeks, we will take a tour through the history and evolution of mass media in Russia, leading up to the current media climate and landscape. We will look at the most important media channels and outlets, their coverage of various aspects of Russian modern life, such as culture and the arts, government and politics, business and economics, as well as map various audiences and their engagement.

Through lectures, research, reading and listening exercises, in-class discussions and presentations students will further develop Russian language competency and gain a clear understanding of the Russian media platforms, be able to describe both verbally and in writing the history of Russian mass media and express a basic view on the evolution of cultural identity as reflected and shaped by the mass media messaging.

2:00pm-3:50pm on Monday, Wednesday (Jan 28, 2019 to Mar 26, 2019)
Morse B108