FS10050 Media and Globalisation: Places, Cultures and Identities in a Connected World

Academic Year 2021/2022

What role do media (film, television, digital) play in shaping our ideas about the world? How do diverse audiences use global media in everyday life to negotiate issues of social and cultural identity? How do we understand and work with concepts like cosmopolitanism and hybridity?

Through an exploration of the complex and contradictory relationships between the global, local, and national, this module will focus on the key issues and scholarly debates in the field of global media studies. We will explore a broad range of media as our case studies to understand the relationship between location, culture, and identity. This course aims to equip students with a broad-ranging and comparative understanding of the many ways in which media are produced, consumed, distributed, and circulated across the globe and their impact on our imaginations of a global world.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Recognize the relationships between media and globalization
Recognize and understand key concepts in global media studies
Gain a basic understanding of how media industries operate in different regions of the world
Assess how media shapes national, social, and cultural identity globally
Analyze and compare media texts from around the world

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a lecture module with accompanying film screenings and tutorials. Tutorials may include discussion, group work, or other in-class activities. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Class participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Workshop Presentations Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Assignment: 2-hour final assignment 2 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Graded Yes


Continuous Assessment: 2 x Screening Responses Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Name Role
Mr Eoin O'Gaora Tutor