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TH962 - Approaching Global Media

  • Module code: TH962
  • Module name: Approaching Global Media
  • Department: School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

In this module you will gain an overview of the various disciplinary approaches taken in the academic understanding of the global media. Drawing on perspectives from Sociology, Cultural and Communication Studies, amongst others, the module will deepen your understanding of the historical, social and political contexts in which the media industries are located, and help to shed light on the contemporary landscape in which they operate.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will recognise the role of a range of inter-disciplinary traditions in understanding global communication, identifying and choosing between competing theoretical perspectives on globalisation and global communication. They will be able to analyse the role of national and international institutions in shaping global cultural flows, appreciating the place of historical and theoretical forms of knowledge about global communication in applied situations. Students will be skilled in constructing a theoretically and empirically informed argument, communicating what they have learnt, both orally and in writing and working collaboratively with others.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures, Seminars and tutorials.

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Other essential notes

Centre for Cultural Policy Studies module

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: TH962-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 80%
Assessed Course Work 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Global Media and Communication (W4PG) - Year 2
Optional Core