Module Details

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Title Media, Culture and Everyday Life
Code COMM733
Coordinator Dr L Roberts
Communication and Media
Les.Roberts@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To examine key theories and debates relating to the impact of impact of cultures of communication and media on everyday life in the digital age.

To develop a critical understanding of the relationship between media, modernity and everyday experience.

To develop a reflexive understanding of the role of digital technologies and media in contemporary social and cultural life.

To explore the role of digital media cultures and spaces in relation to issues of globalisation, consumption, and transnational/translocal mobility.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of key theories and debates relating to the impact of cultures of communication and media on everyday life.

(LO2) Students will be able to critically analyse theoretical approaches to media, modernity and everyday experience.

(LO3) Students will gain a reflexive understanding of the role of digital technologies and media in contemporary social and cultural life.

(LO4) Students will be able to display practical understanding of digital media cultures in relation to key themes explored in the module.

(S1) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

(S2) Communication, listening and questioning respecting others, contributing to discussions, communicating in a foreign language, influencing, presentations.

(S3) Information literacy online, finding, interpreting, evaluating, managing and sharing information.

(S4) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning.

(S5) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others.


Syllabus

 

Part 1: Representation Representation/semiotics Non-representational and non-media-centric approaches.

Part 2: Body Culture, identity and selfhood Post-human bodies – technology and embodiment.

Part 3: Space Global – networks, flows, mediascapes Local – locative media / place & non place.

Part 4: Mobility Global – tourism and migration, transnational mobilities Local – transport, communication, everyday mobilities.

Part 5: Time National/Cultural – heritage and cultural memory Social – everyday time and rhythms.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lectures introduce key subject areas and provide a chance for discussion of key issues
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours (time spent away from the timetabled sessions but directed by the teaching staff): None

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: Seminars encourage discussion around weekly reading
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

12

        24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Presentation There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :1  10 minutes    10       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :1  4000 words    90       

Recommended Texts

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