The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. You will learn about media institutions, how media texts are distributed and the impact of new
technologies on media industries. You will explore media forms and the construction of narrative and meaning in the media. You will be expected to engage critically with the messages and values that underpin media texts.
The course will focus on exploring these key issues through theoretical frameworks and engaging in in-depth, critical analysis.
You will debate key critical questions related to the social, cultural, political and economic role of the media. You will explore historical, contemporary and non-English speaking texts, as well as texts you may be more familiar with.
You must be willing to consume a wide variety of media and not just to limit yourself to what you enjoy. You will actively participate in class discussions and learn how to critique the media around you.