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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2014: Media in Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the ways in which sociologists, anthropologists and cultural theorists have conceptualised media in Western society. With the use of specific examples, the module will examine key issues in traditional and new media, and provide you with a basis to contextualise and critically appraise social change and collective and individual experiences.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate knowledge of different approaches to the study of traditional and new media
2. Demonstrate an ability to analyse and evaluate key issues in the field in relation to specific themes, studies and findings
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate the capacity to select relevant material and structure it in order to present coherent arguments
4. Demonstrate the ability to acquire systematic and comprehensive knowledge of debates in the field
5. Appraise a range of various perspectives
Personal and Key Skills6. Demonstrate the ability to undertake independent study and group work
7. Demonstrate the ability to make good use of feedback
8. Demonstrate the ability to act autonomously within agreed guidelines and manage time effectively to meet deadlines