20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This unit critically explores the development of media studies. It incorporates classical (e.g. Adorno, Lazersfeld) and contemporary (e.g. Gauntlett, Terranova) theorists, grounding their analyses in a range of empirical areas of investigation (e.g. the music industry, media regulation). The development of key debates about media ownership, media effects and representation are used to demonstrate how the field has changed and what has remained intact over the course of its development.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work
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