The connection between technology and culture has never been greater. Screen, digital media, and networking platforms are changing the practices and forms of expression that represent and reflect culture and society. By investigating the production, use and circulation of various media, this unit examines the cultural and social implications for creative expression, communication and representation.
|Unit name||Media Cultures and Society|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Donald Reid
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- Explain key concepts and debates in media and cultural studies.
- Describe the impact of media practices, industries and texts on culture and society.
- Analyse how media informs and contributes to the formation of identity for individuals and groups in various cultural contexts.
- Design a research project to investigate the role of participatory media practices in the formation and communication of identity in various social contexts.
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Task 1: Presentation, 1800 words (30%)
Task 2: Case Study, 1800 words (30%)
Task 3: Digital Ethnography project, 2000 words or equivalent (40%)
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