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Demonstrate understanding of key theoretical and critical concepts and debates around race, media, social justice and relevant theories related to race and identity.
Develop a more sophisticated understanding of the media culture by analysing various processes: production, textual analysis, and reception.
Improve critical skills when analysing media messages and develop a greater ability to participate in constructive dialogues over the relationship between the media, race, and ethnicity.
Develop an understanding of the connections between race, ethnicity and other social divisions – gender, class and sexuality.
Develop well-structured and supported arguments using appropriate academic conventions and scholarly practices.
Contribute to class discussions about race, social justice and media, drawing both from key theoretical concepts and their own personal experiences and observations.
Introduction to the Module & Assessment
Key Concepts: Race and Racism
A History of Whiteness and Colonial Legacies
The Political Economy of Hollywood Cinema and Film
Race and Media Representation
Race, Migration and the News
Colourism and Stereotypes
Data Bias: Algorithms and Discrimination
Race, Class, Gender and Sex: the Media and Intersectionality
(Re)Constructing Race: Anti-Racism and Decolonisation
Digital Representation: Social Networks and Cultural Platforms
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Annotated Bibliography of 4 texts. Each annotation must include a text summary, key arguments, contributions to knowledge and student personal reflections (1000 -1500 word length).||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Essay: 2000-2500 word essay based on the concepts, issues and theoretical frameworks covered over the course of the module.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Ms Ciara Dempsey||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Wed 15:00 - 15:50|
|Workshop||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33||Tues 11:00 - 11:50|
|Workshop||Offering 2||Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33||Tues 12:00 - 12:50|
|Workshop||Offering 3||Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33||Tues 13:00 - 13:50|
|Workshop||Offering 4||Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33||Tues 14:00 - 14:50|