Humanitarian Communication (P5033)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module explores the relationship between media and humanitarianism, as well as the role of communication within broader processes of social change. It explores the context through which contemporary NGOs, corporations, states and citizens construct their communicative practices.

It looks at the processes and products of humanitarian communication, as well as mainstream, alternative, journalistic and popular representations of humanitarianism. We will explore critical approaches to humanitarianism and social change. A core concern of the module is understanding and assessing the media as well as processes of mediation with regards to the ethics and practice of humanitarianism.

Teaching

100%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 276 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.