New Media and Everyday Life

Module code: MS2009
Module co-ordinator: Dr Galina Miazhevich

Module Outline

Digital media have become an essential element of our everyday lives. In this module we will examine the shifts that new media technologies have brought about in our daily routines and offer insights into the ways we interact with new media.

We will identify the key concepts of new media and explore the development of the internet, while also looking at the issues of digital divides, internet regulation and micro- and macro-level effects.

Topics covered

  • History of the internet
  • Network society
  • Digital divides
  • New media and privacy
  • Cyber bullying
  • Gaming
  • Gender and intimacy
  • Children
  • Selfie culture
  • Displaced communities and new media

Learning

  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 11 hours of seminars
  • 6 hours of practicals/workshops
  • 1 hour of tutorials
  • 160 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Prezi presentation of 15 slides (group task), oral presentation (25%)
  • Article review, 1,000 words (25%)
  • Essay, 2,000 words (50%)