|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This workshop series will examine media culture(s), focusing on how the social sciences and Humanities deal with culture, including cultural production, forms and practices, across the axes of time and space, and incorporating both the virtual and the material dimensions. Together we will examine uneasy tensions in the hermeneutics of culture; from the expanded terrains of mediated, transnational culture, as discussed by different theorists of the twentieth and twenty-first century, such as Raymond Williams, David Harvey, and Theodor Adorno. The range of topics covered during the semester will be framed from the micro- to the macro-level perspective and back, and may include concepts of the everyday, the functions of technology, and the effects of global communication networks and so on.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of how the social sciences and Humanities deal with media culture, including cultural production, forms and practices, across the axes of time and space;
- have an enhanced awareness of the range of contemporary scholarship in their discipline or interdisciplinary are;
- demonstrate an ability to reflect on, critically evaluate and synthesise the contemporary research literatures relevant to their thesis topic;
- formulate and present the research proposal for their confirmation; and
- articulate the range of problems, concepts and theories relevant to their thesis and field of study.