This unit explores the vitally important role that the media plays in our political system and in our society. Better understanding this relationship, which is often testy, will equip students with the skills to see past the sound-bites and spin, deepening their appreciation for the often competing objectives between the media and political actors. The first part of this course will explore the traditional role of the media within liberal democracies, examine the types of techniques political actors use to communicate their message and explore the role of the media in international politics. The second part of this course will explore some of the challenges and criticisms of the contemporary media. This unit will conclude by exploring the impact the media has on public opinion and on our understanding of our identity
|Unit name||Media and Politics|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Journalism, Media and Communications|Politics and International Relations|
Co-taught by Dr Glenn Kefford (PIR) and Dr Donald Reid (JMC)
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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|HPP101 OR HEJ120 OR 25 credit points at introductory level in HGA OR HEA OR HTA OR HMA units|
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On Campus: 2 x 1-hr lecture weekly, 1x 1 hr tutorial fortnightly;Off Campus/Distance: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 x online tutorial discussion fortnightly
3,000-word essay (40%), tutorial participation and report (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%)
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