Introducing Media and Cultural Studies

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introducing Media and Cultural Studies

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    This module provides an introduction to the study of media and culture, and demonstrates how important they are to an understanding of contemporary society. The module introduces key concepts and applies these to the analysis of a variety of cultural texts, from films and TV to magazines and social media. We apply the insights that can be derived from a range of different critical approaches, and place an emphasis on developing the practice of critical interpretation.

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