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 and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 276 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: