SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Studies in Global Digital Cultures

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Term 1


  • This Module is capped at 25 places
  • Students enrol via the online Module Sign-Up system. Students are advised of the timing of this process via email by the Faculty Office

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

  • Critically engage with existing literatures on the digital environment and assess their adequacy and utility for understanding developments in the global south
  • Analyse the social, economic, political and cultural impacts of new communication technologies and their attendant digital
  • Research digital developments in a country of the global South
    Prepare basic presentations in a multimedia format and participate in a range of social media/blogging activities

Method of assessment

  • Final Essay of 2,500 words - worth 50% of final mark
  • Digital Assignments - worth 25% of final mark
  • Weekly Reading responses - worth 25% of final mark


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