The University for Peace Experience: MPCS (So Far)


Yesterday we began “real school”, and it appears to be vastly more interesting and challenging than what we’ve done before.  We’ve started out examining the history of media, conflict and technology since the first Peloponnesian War, which is necessarily a dry framework but interesting nevertheless.  Our professor is tremendously experienced in many different fields of media, including international journalism and media institutions, and seems to be particularly knowledgeable in the subject of propaganda (we have forty-five hours of lectures and some twelve-hundred pages of reading on it in our final course).  His English is a bit… eccentric at times; it’s easy enough to follow but I worry for students from the Eastern Hemisphere.  He doesn’t believe real objectivity is possible however… I may have to challenge him on that point in personal conversation.

Assignments for this first course are pretty simple… one hour-long presentation, class discussion, and various short evaluations throughout the classes (oral and written questions on content and readings).

Oh, and the acronym is for “Media, Peace and Conflict Studies“.

Published in: on 17 September 2009 at 11:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

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