Module code: MS1003
This module offers an introduction to theories of globalisation and the role of media and communication technologies in the transformation of the world at both local and global levels. You will have the opportunity to examine the role of transnational media corporations (TNCs) and the commercial impetus behind global media, and to evaluate theories of media and cultural imperialism.
We will take a closer look at the news, cinema and video games industries and how they inform and are shaped by the forces of globalisation in a changing world. We will also discuss the role of old and new media in the formation of transnational relationships and communities (e.g. diasporic communities, virtual communities).
Theories of globalisation
Global culture and cultural imperialism
Reporting the world: understanding international news
Local journalism in a global context
National cinemas in the age of globalisation
Video games and game cultures in a global context
Transnational relationships and digital media
- 22 hours of lectures
- 11 hours of seminars
- 117 hours of guided independent study
- Essay, 1,500 words (50%)
- Exam, 2 hours (50%)