This module aims to give students a concise overview of contemporary theories informing the mediated world of today and how they in turn are informed by outside forces. Building on a broad basis of past theories, the module will furnish students with applied knowledge of contemporary media theories and discuss how they relate to media phenomena such as media ethics, education, digitalisation, media conversion, globalisation and others.
A be familiar with and critically engage in the discussion of the history of communication theory leading up to the present.
B be able to analyse media phenomena in relation to individual theories.
C evaluate the relations between different schools of thought, such as Marxist feminist and post-modern media theories .
D comprehend and discuss the relationships between media theory and practice.
E Discuss and react to the advent of globalisation in relation to media theory.
Through tutor led presentations and discussions, and supporting seminars, students will develop individual research proposals and written papers. Student will give in-class group presentations and engage in research discussions