Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: COM206
Module Title: New Media: An Introduction
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2015/16
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module introduces students to the culture, history, technologies, and theories of new media. It involves an exploration of the relationship between the spread of new media and contemporary society. It is an aim of this module to introduce students to historical and contemporary cutting-edge research in the field.
Learning outcomes 
By the end of the module students will:

A. understand and analyze the nature of new media and its relationship to social and cultural changes;

B. analyze of the intersections between social and historical changes and the development of communication studies in relationship to ‘new media’;

C. understand and analyze how these technologies affect older forms of media and how the birth of these new media have inflected culture.

Method of teaching and learning 
The syllabus will typically include the following topics: digitalization, archives and databases, surveillance, new media and literacy, media 2 and the use of social networking websites, citizen journalism, social movements, image management, social impact of the new media
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   39        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
3 Essay 100.00

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