Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3028: Media in Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following themes over one or more week:
Traditional and new media: theoretical foundations, issues and questions
Audiences, users and consumers
The fourth estate: news and broadcasting
The entertainment industry and celebrity culture
Social networks and digital identities
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||11||11 x 1 hour weekly lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||11||11 x 1 hour weekly seminars|
|Guided Independent study||80||Module reading|
|Guided Independent study||48||Research/Writing for the essay plan and essay|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/
Web based and electronic resources:
Course materials (including lecture slides and tutorial topics/questions) will be provided on ELE prior to each lecture/tutorial.