Communication, Culture and Identity in a Globalising World

Module code: ML1011

Module co-ordinator: Dr Christian Morgner

Module Aims

At the end of this module students will be able to explain, employ and appreciate the interrelationship between the studied theories of communication, culture and identity. They will also learn how to apply the theories of culture and identity to themes of class, nation, gender, power, race, religion and ethnicity. Globalisation theory will be taught in relation to transformations in communications practices and cultural identities.

Teaching and Learning Methods

  • Weekly lectures and follow up seminars involving discussion of guided reading
  • Private study comprising guided reading and preparation associated with classes; student self-directed reading
  • As well as selected readings; video, audio and other materials are used for illustration.

Assessment Methods

  • 2,000 word essay (75%)
  • Assessed presentation (25%)

Set Texts

No set texts. Readings will be prescribed in line with the requirements of the lectures/seminars.

Recommended Background Reading and Additional Resources

To be confirmed.