Media and Cultural Studies Pietermaritzburg Campus

MECS 202 – Introduction to Cultural Studies

MECS 202 is a second-level module that introduces you to the basic theories underpinning media practice and analysis, foregrounding the social role of the media and their relationship to popular culture. In this module students will study key areas: cultural and critical theory; media texts, institutions and audiences; representation, discourse, ideology; postmodernism and new media. The goal of the module is to provide media students with a basic conceptual framework for understanding, analyzing and discussing the place of media in society, the concentration of media texts and their impact on identity formation.

  • Offered in:               Semester 1
  • Co-ordinator:          Sandra Pitcher

 

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