B.A. in Global Communications

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B.A. in Global Communications

Technology has made distance nearly irrelevant, the Internet a revolution. Rapid transformations now sweep societies: media converges, new cultural spaces and practices emerge, belief structures shift.

The Department of Global Communications trains global citizens to understand and respond to these phenomena — and to play an active role. Students learn to think critically and creatively about the contemporary environment and to master communication in all its forms.


An interdisciplinary approach in a global world

Because global communications concern the world, the field itself sits at the intersection of many: sociology, anthropology, politics, literature. How does mass media affect society? Do depictions of gender follow a pattern—and how can those patterns be changed? What are the implications of human-computer interactions? How do film and the written word explore different cultures—and what is the meaning of the messages they express?

In an ever-changing, cross-cultural environment, our interdisciplinary approach draws on the strength of several disciplines. Students are exposed to both theory and practice, with a strong grounding in the field’s historical roots. Global communications serve as your gateway to the world.


The power of political communication

In addition to our already interdisciplinary nature, the Global Communications Department created a Comparative Political Communication minor to serve students interested in a more in-depth treatment of that important overlap. Power, political institutions, policy, the press — it’s rich terrain for exploration.


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We invite you to discover all of our majors and minors, explore our diverse course offerings, and meet our accomplished faculty. You’ll find many inspiring initiatives, including our summer exchange agreement with New York University’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

Located in the heart of Paris, The American University of Paris is perfectly situated to help you embark upon your academic journey of discovery. We provide a learning experience that places your pers ... Read More

Located in the heart of Paris, The American University of Paris is perfectly situated to help you embark upon your academic journey of discovery. We provide a learning experience that places your personal, intellectual, and professional development at its core. You can choose from over 25 undergraduate majors and four core fields of graduate study, all taught in English. AUP students are those that choose to live and learn internationally. They bring to the classroom their diverse cultural backgrounds, languages and perspectives, and the sense of adventure to become part of a global learning community outside of their own nationality and experience. In this multi-cultural context, AUP provides you with a strong academic foundation that supports critical thinking and practical application, and enables you to become a translator of culture with the capacity to analyze, adapt, and thrive in any environment. Read less