Media and Society
The course introduces students to critical analytical media studies in its historical and contemporary contexts through an exploration of key concepts and theoretical traditions. The course will focus on the nature of mediated communication, the functions and roles of media and institutions that help to define media's place in society.
Reading Media Forms
The course will introduce students to methods of critically analysing different media forms (print, radio, television and new media) and genres using key concepts and theories in Media Studies. The course will closely focus on individual media forms of print and visual cultures, broadcast and new media and their various genres.