MEDIA AND CULTURAL THEORY

MST5MCT

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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this unit we will explore the ways in which the media have been conceptualised and investigated within humanities and cultural studies approaches. Examples might include: the theorisation of the mass audience in literacy debates; the role and legacy of British cultural studies; cultural theory and European thought.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Benson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a Masters degree by coursework

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will develop an understanding of the work of selected key theorists of media and communication studies

Activities:
Students will read selected works by, and about, a selection of theorists, and write short pieces about each
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Students critically examine selected work of selected theorists

Activities:
Students will work in a team to present a critical seminar on the work of one theorist
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Students examine the work of one theorists of their choice selected from a prescribed list

Activities:
Students produce and extended piece of writing about their selected theorist
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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