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This subject provides students with advanced understanding of global and international media communication in the recent past and the contemporary world. The subject will encourage students to engage with empirical case study materials concerning key aspects of global media performance, industries, texts and audiences and their contribution to wider processes of transformation and change: economic, political, social, cultural. Developments in contemporary media theory and methodologies deployed in the analysis of global media will be addressed throughout. As well as providing a coherent overview of past research and theoretical trajectories in respect of international and global communications, the subject will also equip students to engage with current debates centring on questions of globalisation/localisation, identity and citizenship and such media approaches as "public sphere(s)".
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject will be to:
- demonstrate an informed understanding of the changing international context of media communication and selected major research studies;
- critically engage with major theoretical frameworks, concepts and debates deployed in the academic analysis of globalisation and international media communication;
- evaluate the role of methods and methodology in international media communication research and how these inform the production of knowledge; and
- reflect on past and present trends in global media communications and how these relate to contemporary questions of mediated identity, citizenship and international public sphere(s).
Last updated: 29 April 2020