Theories of Media and Communication (DMC)

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theories of Media and Communication (DMC)

  • 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 - Portfolio not required.

    The module provides a comprehensive introduction to the theories that have informed our thinking on media and communication. It covers a range of theoretical approaches in a loosely historical sequence, showing the development of theoretical reflection around the media and the interconnectionsbetween different ideas. Drawing on contemporary examples, the module encourages students to use these theoretical tools to reflect on current developments in media and communication. These may include, for instance, social media surveillance, the discourses and ideologies promoted by the news, radio and television, or the role of digital media in contemporary propaganda techniques.

    Assessment: Coursework (30%), Presentation (15%), Essay (55%)

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