SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Studies in Media and Communications

This optional unit provides an introduction to the theories and concepts underpinning the study of contemporary media and human communication. You will examine key areas of knowledge, theoretical and critical models and current developments in technology and its application, drawing on examples from press media, television and the cinema. Topics include:

  • media representation
  • media ownership and regulation
  • the relationship between language and reality
  • the media and ideology
  • advertising
  • news reporting
  • analysis of film and television genres
  • media, technology and globalisation

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