Students will explore media and their social and historical contexts. By examining social and historical circumstances, philosophies and artistic movements, the topic situates media developments and movements in their wider social and cultural settings. The topic sheds light on important background to contemporary practices.
This topic aims to allow students to:
gain an understanding of the social contexts in which media are produced and consumed
develop familiarity with media movements in their past and present configurations
practise and improve critical reading skills
practise and improve scholarly writing skill
develop students’ ability to engage in collaborative activities
Expected learning outcomes
In undertaking this topic students will:
demonstrate the ability to articulate an understanding of the social contexts where media are produced and consumed
demonstrate the ability to articulate an understanding of the historical circumstances in which selected media movements emerged
learn to read critically and distinguish a claim from evidence
gain practice in scholarly writing and learn to argue a claim with evidence
demonstrate the ability to work effectively in collaborative settings
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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