Module Title:   Media Histories

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0134D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Informatics (EIMC)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Will Godfrey

Additional Tutor(s):   TBA

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
The module aims to introduce students to the historical development of key media forms and technologies.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
A series of lectures will deliver core material. Students` learning is supported by tutorials and directed study. Supplementary assessment: repair deficiencies in original submission.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   164.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Describe and analyse the development of key media forms and technologies in historical contexts.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Research and identify the constraints and possibilities offered by key media forms and technologies in particular contexts.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Communicate research findings orally and in writing.

  Presentation   40%
 
  10 minute seminar presentation.
  Coursework   60%
 
  Negotiated essay (2000 words)

Outline Syllabus:
Alphabets and writing; the printing press; the telegraph and telephone; the phonograph; the press; radio; film; television; the Web; history and historiography.

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