Module Details

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Title INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT
Code COMM319
Coordinator Dr MA Pogson
Communication and Media
Mark.Pogson@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To develop independent learning activities in the field of the communication and media studies.

To enhance students' knowledge and understanding of the world of media through a personal exploration of a topic in communication and media studies


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Be able to formulate a research project in the area of communication and media studies.

(LO2) Be able to demonstrate how a research methodology influences the shaping of a research project.

(LO3) Be able to produce a substantial research-led, written piece of work following standard academic convention.

(LO4) Be able to critically engage with a range of critical, conceptual or historical insights which are produced by different perspectives in communication and media studies research.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Media analysis.

(S2) Time and project management - Project planning.

(S3) Time and project management - Project management.

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis.

(S5) Information skills - Information accessing: locating relevant information, identifying and evaluating information sources.

(S6) Research skills - All Information skills.

(S7) Skills in using technology - Information accessing.

(S8) Global citizenship - Relevant economic/political understanding.

(S9) Commercial awareness - Relevant understanding of organisations.

(S10) Personal attributes and qualities - Self-efficacy (self-belief/intrinsic motivation).


Syllabus

 

Week 1 - Introduction to the Module: Research in Communication and Media studies.

Week 2 - Project design: Research questions and methods.

Week 3 - Information Retrieval and Meet the Supervisors.

Week 4-6 - Individual research and project proposal formulation (tutorials in week 5).

Weeks 7-12 - Individual research and project write up (tutorials in weeks 8 and 11).


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture (asynchronous/online)
Description: General introduction of research in communication and media studies
Attendance Recorded: No
Notes: focus on research design in communication and media

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar (on campus)
Description: activities and exercises focused on cultivating research skills
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 - Tutorial (online)
Description: Meeting between student and supervisor about the process of researching a project and receiving feedback on proposal and draft paper
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: focus on the progress of independent research


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 3

3

3

      9
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 141
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
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.  4000 word essay - bi    80       
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.  1000 words project p    20       

Recommended Texts

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