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Students will be enabled to:
Critically evaluate the interaction between politics and media in the context of international developments, changing media technologies, and political strategies from the 20th century to the present;
Critically evaluate the response by Governments, States, agencies, and other “actors” to the place of media in political, economic, and social affairs;
Critically assess the use of electronic, audio-visual, and print sources in collection and critique of information for academic-based publication for a mass audience;
Use academic critique and skills training for the writing and dissemination of analysis for both specialist and general audiences.
Specific case studies will include Iran, Syria, the wider Middle East, Russia/Ukraine, and the US.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Up to 4000 words, with list of topics provided by tutor||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Assignment: Article up to 2000 words for electronic news & analysis||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Assignment: Source Evaluation||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback provided both pre- and post-assessment
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||Fri 11:00 - 11:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||Fri 12:00 - 12:50|