Module Details

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Title Media Practices and Everyday Life B
Code COMM759
Coordinator Dr L Roberts
Communication and Media
Les.Roberts@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To examine key theories and debates relating to the impact of media cultures and practices on everyday life in the contemporary world

To develop a critical understanding of theoretical approaches to media as forms of everyday practice

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


Learning Outcomes

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

(LO2) Students will be able to critically analyse theoretical approaches to media as forms of everyday practice.

(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 (if applicable), influencing

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

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


Syllabus

 

Lectures will cover a range of key topics which include the following:
· Introduction to media practices and the everyday
· Introduction to everyday life studies – theories and methods
· Self, identity and everyday life (selfhood in the digital age / national identity / gendered identity / embodiment and media practices)
· Space, mobility and everyday life (place and placelessness / travel and tourism / locative media / media and the city / power, surveillance and urban space / virtual worlds and embodiment)
· Time and everyday life (history and heritage / memory and nostalgia / archives of everyday life / everyday time and rhythmanalysis)

Topics and subject areas covered on the module will feature a series of ‘media in focus’ case studies. These will provide opportunities for students to engage with and examine a diversity of media forms (e.g. sound, film/video, photography, socia l media, advertising/urban screens, museum media).


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Summary of Learning and Teaching Methods:
Teaching method: workshop
Description: weekly lecture combined with interactive discussion
This activity may be online or on campus and could be subject to changes.
Schedule directed student hours: 24
Unscheduled directed student hours: 126
Attendance recorded: YES
Notes:
Description of how self-directed learning hours may be used: reading module learning materials (key and suggested literature, lecture slides, additional reference material provided); assessment preparation


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           24

24
Timetable (if known)           120 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
 
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
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opportunity
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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
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opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay Resit opportunity = Yes Anonymous = Yes  -3000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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