Module Details

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Title Self, Society and Media
Code COMM236
Coordinator Dr L Roberts
Communication and Media
Les.Roberts@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To critically examine key debates and perspectives relating to issues of selfhood, body and identity in a global media age.

To develop critical insights into the construction, consumption and regulation of selfhood and identity in a global media age.

To develop critical insights into the impacts of digital cultures and technologies on practices of selfhood and identity in a global media age.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will gain a critical awareness of debates and perspectives relating to issues of selfhood, body and identity.

(LO2) Students will gain understandings and knowledge of some of the key concepts used in theoretical approaches to media, self and society in the media and cultural studies literature.

(LO3) Students will demonstrate knowledge of issues and debates relating to selfhood and the media.

(LO4) Students will critically apply knowledge of these issues and debates to specific examples and case studies.

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

(S2) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning.

(S3) Communication, listening and questioning respecting others, contributing to discussions, communicating in a foreign language, influencing, presentations.

(S4) Research management developing a research strategy, project planning and delivery, risk management, formulating questions, selecting literature, using primary/secondary/diverse sources, collecting & using data, applying research methods, applying ethics.


Syllabus

 

Topics covered on the module include:

Theoretical approaches to selfhood, body and identity.

Body image.

Body modification and enhancement.

Post-human bodies.

National identity and nationhood.

Race and ethnicity.

Online and digital identities.

Liminal and transformative spaces.

Psycho-social approaches to media, body and selfhood.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture (online)
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Lectures introduce key themes and perspectives

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar (on campus or online)
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Seminars encourage discussion around weekly reading

Teaching Method 3 - Tutorial (online)
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided


Teaching Schedule

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

12

2

      26
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 124
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
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): 1  3000 words (includin    100       

Recommended Texts

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