Media and Society

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media and Society

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Theory - No portfolio required.
    The module introduces key debates about the social, political and economic significance of the media and their institutions, and how these are changing. The module aims to provide an understanding of the relationship between media institutions, their output, and society appropriate to media professionals. By combining the study of the principles of media organisations with key theoretical approaches, we aim to equip students with knowledge and understanding of the key features of contemporary media environments.
    Assessment: Participation and Directed Learning Log (15%) ; Written Critique (30%) ; Essay (55%). *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

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