Topics in Global Media and Digital Communication

Key information

Start date
End date
Term 2
Module code
FHEQ Level
Centre for Global Media and Communications

Module overview

This course adopts a critical approach to addressing global media and communication using a comparative approach. It will expand on and continue the debates from the term one, Theoretical Issues in Global Media (15PGMSH036 ) but will be more focused on contemporary debates related to the production and consumption of global media with a particular emphasis on the perspectives from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module


• To understand the relationship between media, politics and cultures.
• To address debates around global media and diverse identifications
• To address questions of agency, participation and control
• To explore new forms of affiliation and solidarity supported by information technologies
• To address global media production from the global south
• To critically engage with the debates around




The module will be taught over 10 weeks with one 2 hour lecture/tutorial per week


Scope and syllabus


• Media in post-colonial contexts
• Visual communications
• Media , gender, race
• Global media and religion
• Media and conflict/war
• Media and surveillance
• Media production from the global south
• Digital literacy
• Media and crisis
• Wrap-up


Method of assessment


Assignment one – Book Review (600-800 words); 20%
Assignment two - Essay (3000 words); 80%



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