Global Media and Communication

Visit Carleton! Book your tour today.

Program Details

Media and communication technologies are engines of globalization, and shape the rapidly changing social, political, economic and cultural environments in which we live. Global media and communication affect how we access, share and exchange information, how we work, and how we see the world and our places in it. They transform relations between states and blur the boundaries (real and imagined) separating people and communities. In this specialization you will explore global media and communication in historical and contemporary contexts, drawing on a range of perspectives that will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for working in global and international settings as communicators, researchers, analysts or advocates.

Language Requirement

The BGInS program features a second-language requirement that can be taken, for example in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and/or American Sign Language. Students may also take other languages at other institutions of higher education with prior approval.

International Experience Requirement

The BGInS program features an international experience requirement as an integral part of the program. The options for fulfilling this requirement include: studying abroad under one of Carleton’s international exchange agreements, undertaking an international internship, completing a Carleton University course abroad, or taking our international group project course at Carleton.

Work Experience

A Co-op option is available. Co-op is the opportunity to get a head start on a career. Co-op work terms allow for the development of key employability skills, exploration of career options and graduation with tangible, workplace experience.

Carleton360 Logo

Get started in Carleton360 to receive tailored information on our programs, student services and community.

Students working together at a table in the library.

Career Outcomes

Explore your passions, refine new skills and discover the career that’s right for you.

The critical skills gained from BGInS will prepare you for a wide variety of careers.

Students working together at a table in the library.

Sample Courses

GINS 1000 - Global History

Introduction to political, social, cultural, economic and military developments in global and international history.

COMS 2700 - Global Media and Communication

An introduction to global media and communication, with an emphasis on debates about media power and expansion, digitalization, technology transfer, and societal implications/changes. Students will investigate historical and contemporary contexts of global and transnational communication through a variety of approaches and perspectives.

Visit the Undergraduate Calendar to view a comprehensive list of course offerings for this program and discover the exciting things Carleton students are learning in the classroom!

View more courses for this program

"

At Carleton University, I co-founded an association with fellow Afghans to support Afghan students and celebrate the university's diverse and inclusive environment. Additionally, I participated as a panellist at the inaugural and subsequent annual conferences of Afghan Scholars at Risk. The first conference, held at Carleton University, focused on the intergenerational diaspora and its impact on Afghan scholars, students and activists' placements. At the second conference, hosted by the University of British Columbia, I served as a panellist discussing Mentorship: Fostering Connections Across Generations and Borders. Currently, I serve as a Participant Success Manager at the GLOCAL Foundation of Canada. In this capacity, I engage with national organizations and political figures, facilitating connections with youth. I also recruit and mentor volunteers, assisting them in developing essential skills for their academic and future career pursuits. I am deeply passionate about my work and enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead.

Madina, Global and International Studies student
Madina
Global and International Studies student