Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Karin Wilkins


ProfessorPhD, University of Pennsylvania

Professor | Department of Radio-Television-Film
Karin Wilkins

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Development and international communication, media and social change.

Biography


Karin Gwinn Wilkins (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1991) is a Professor with the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin and Chair of the Global Studies Bridging Disciplines Program. 

Wilkins’ research focuses on the development and international communication, as well as media and social change. Some of her work can be found in ReDeveloping Communication for Social Change (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), Communication Theory, Media, Culture & Society, Journal of Communication, International Journal of Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Media Development, Media Asia, Journal of International Communication, Peace Review, and the Asian Journal of Communication, among other venues.

 

 

Courses


MES 342 • Dev Comm And Social Change

40910 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM CMA 3.116
GC (also listed as LAS 322, RTF 342)

If we are to improve our attempts to address serious global problems and resolve devastating conflicts, we must re-evaluate development communication as a practice and as an approach. Development communication involves the strategic application of communication technologies and processes to resolve social problems. This course surveys the field of development communication, from its historical conceptions within the US toward its current practice in developing countries.

UGS 302 • Media Literacy On Middle East

62405 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MAI 220C
Wr

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

MES 381 • Media And The Middle East

42417 • Fall 2013
Meets TH 12:30PM-3:30PM CMA 6.172
(also listed as RTF 387D)

The objectives of this course are to encourage students to examine critically existing information about the "Middle East" in U.S. media, and to learn about the roles media play in the Middle East. The themes we will address include media and modernity; film, television, and news industries in national, transnational, and global contexts; and representation of the Middle East in US news and US popular culture.

UGS 302 • Media Literacy On Middle East

65065 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MAI 220B
Wr

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

MES 341 • Media And The Middle East

41880 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CMA A3.120

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MES 322K • Dev Comm And Social Change-W

41690 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM CMA A3.124
C2 (also listed as LAS 322, RTF 342)

Course Description

The objectives of this course are to encourage students to examine critically existing information about the "Middle East" in U.S. media, and to learn about the roles media play in the Middle East. The themes we will address include media and modernity; film, television, and news industries in national, transnational, and global contexts; and representation of the Middle East in US news and US popular culture.

 

Texts & Grading

To be provided by instructor.

MES 384 • Comm For Devel & Social Change

41770 • Spring 2012
Meets M 1:00PM-4:00PM PAR 210
(also listed as RTF 387D)

Course Description

The objectives of this course are to encourage students to examine critically existing information about the "Middle East" in U.S. media, and to learn about the roles media play in the Middle East. The themes we will address include media and modernity; film, television, and news industries in national, transnational, and global contexts; and representation of the Middle East in US news and US popular culture.

 

Texts and Grading

To be provided by instructor.

UGS 302 • Privilege And Prejudice-W

63815 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MAI 220B
Wr C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • Privilege And Prejudice-W

66450 • Fall 2008
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM CMA A3.130
C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

LAS 322 • Development Communication-W

40895 • Spring 2008
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CMA A3.124
C2

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LAS 322 • Development Communication-W

38990 • Fall 2004
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM CMA A3.124
C2

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LAS 322 • Development Communication-W

36835 • Fall 2002
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CMA A3.124
C2

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