Technology, Media, and Communications
The TMaC specialization equips students for careers in today’s digital work place. We believe that understanding the policy implications of digital technology and having practical skills are essential. Digital technologies have transformed all the areas that SIPA students care about: development, advocacy, policy making, media, human rights, business and government so we offer courses that cut across disciplines.
Our skills courses teach data visualization, speech writing, data scraping and using social media for campaigning. Current digital production techniques and digital distribution channels have given organizations new communications strategies and we explore the technical and theoretical tricks, turns and pitfalls of this new 21st century paradigm. Many of our writing courses are taught by award-winning journalists who emphasize research and how to communicate clearly and effectively.
TMaC offers courses on design thinking, digital diplomacy, e-government, digital activism, and surveillance and the regulatory and policy questions surrounding digital technology. We consider the effect that the digital revolution is having on international affairs and government as well as the policies and practices that can help new technologies promote development, human rights and social change.
Students enrolled in the Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization are required to take three courses of their choosing but may take more if their schedule permits. We don’t have required courses or tracks because we know that our students are interested in a wide range of subjects. We tweak our course listings each year in response to what students, alumni and employers tell us is important for today’s work place.
Anya Schiffrin, Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs; Director of Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization
Christopher Booker, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)
Liza Featherstone, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs; Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
Larry Heinzerling, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs
Nick Martin, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)
Venkat Motupalli, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)
Cory Way, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs
The Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization (TMaC) requires 9 points.
|INAF U6046||Global Media: Innovation and Economic Development||3|
|INAF U6120||Tools and Craft of Multi-Platform Storytelling||3|
|INAF U6144||Media Campaigning and Social Change||3|
|INAF U6198||Technology for International Crisis Response and Good Governance||1.5|
|INAF U6202||Communications Policy in the Digital Age||3|
|INAF U6203||Digital Activism||1.5|
|INAF U6207||Writing and Reporting on International Affairs||3|
|INAF U6209||E-Government & Digital Diplomacy||3|
|INAF U6211||Technology Solutions for Development & Social Change||3|
|INAF U6212||New Media in Development Communication||3|
|INAF U6897||Writing on International Affairs||3|
|INAF U6921||Magazine Writing with an International Dateline||3|
|INAF U6924||The Panama Papers||3|
|INAF U6946||Writing and Delivering Speeches for Politics, Private Sector & Non-Profits||1.5|
|INAF U6948||Writing on Policy||3|
|INAF U8180||Human Rights Skills and Advocacy||3|
|INAF U8189||The Politics of History and Reconciliation||3|
|INAF U6382||Technology, National Security & the Citizen||3|
|INAF U6383||Dynamics of Cyber Power and Conflict||3|
|JOUR J6010||Journalism, Human Rights and Social Change||3|
|BUEC B8210||Media and Information Management||3|
|INBU B8599||International Media Business||3|
|JOUR J6089||Video for SIPA Students||3|
|LAW L8173||Law, Media and Public Policy||2|
|POLS G8247||Mass Mediated American and Global Politics||3|
|MRKT B8699||Seminar in Marketing||1.5|