Seize the opportunity, as an undergraduate student of Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences, to undertake specialist learning in media, gender and contemporary culture. This module takes an innovative and dynamic approach and addresses some of the most pressing issues and critical debates in the field today and text analysis will contain a focus on representations of gender. To take full advantage of our central London location, the class may visit some of the capital's foremost cultural institutes. Students may also have the opportunity to meet with insiders from the media and cultural industries.
This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. An indicative timetable will be available shortly and a detailed timetable for this module will be available on KEATS from June 2020.
Learning outcomes and objectives
By the end of the module, you should have:
- Developed a critical appreciation of the central themes and approaches in the study of media, gender and culture, and learnt to apply theoretical perspectives in the analysis of contemporary media culture.
- Gained an in-depth understanding of critical debates within the field of feminist media studies, in particular current debates surrounding the sexualisation of culture, which has become an important education and social policy issue.
- Learnt how to examine a range of media texts including film, TV programmes and magazines, as well as online and digital media and apply the appropriate conceptual tools to independently analyse media texts.
- Presented and discussed analyses in class and will also have engaged in a range of group work activities, developing the skills necessary to communicate ideas effectively and work both autonomously and in dialogue with others.
Taught by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King's College London
- Seminars and tutorials
- Workshops on media analysis techniques
- Guest speakers (including journalists, film-makers and activists)
- Private study
Module assessment - more information
- One media analysis of 1,000 words (15%)
- One essay of 2,500 words (85%)