Media Theory and Research I (801P4)
Media Theory and Research I
Module details for 2010 cohort.
FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)
The course aims to offer you the chance to explore at an advanced level a number of principal theories and methods within a cultural studies approach to Media Studies, and to consider how these shape the ways we might think about and research particular media industries, forms and issues.
¿ The Theory element aims to introduce you to the key thinkers, traditions and debates in Media and Cultural Studies and contributing disciplines. It investigates media as institutions and systems of representation and explores problems of production and consumption in a variety of social and geo-political contexts. You will be encouraged to prepare informal presentations and to engage in discussion with other members of the seminar group. Each week there will also be a short introduction to the following week¿s topic in the lecture given by members of the Media and Film faculty.
¿ The Research element aims to develop a systematic and critical understanding of the practical, epistemological and ethical issues involved in conducting different kinds of media and cultural research. It also aims to make you methodologically self-conscious in your own research and written work.
|Short Term Paper (5000 words)||Spring Term Week 2 Mon 16:00||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Autumn Term||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111100|
|Autumn Term||SEMINAR||2 hours||111111111100|
|Autumn Term||CLASS||2 hours||111111111100|
How to read the week pattern
The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.
Prof Ben Highmore
Assess convenor, Convenor
Please note that the University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses and modules in accordance with the descriptions set out here. However, the University keeps its courses and modules under review with the aim of enhancing quality. Some changes may therefore be made to the form or content of courses or modules shown as part of the normal process of curriculum management.
The University reserves the right to make changes to the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, merge or combine modules, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University. If there are not sufficient student numbers to make a module viable, the University reserves the right to cancel such a module. If the University withdraws or discontinues a module, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative module.