United Kingdom, London

Media, Gender & Culture

when 26 June 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1500

This module is intended to give you the opportunity, as an undergraduate student of Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences, to undertake specialist learning in media, gender and contemporary culture. While there are many post-graduate programmes in the UK and abroad which cater to this interest, for the majority of undergraduate students, access to this type of content is limited. This module will bridge the gap, offering you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and interest in this field. It takes an innovative and dynamic approach to the study of media, gender and contemporary culture, addressing some of the most pressing issues and critical debates in the field today. Taking full advantage of our location in central London, the class will visit many of the capital's foremost cultural institutes and students will have the opportunity to meet with insiders from the media and cultural industries.

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

Course aim

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:
• developed a critical appreciation of the central themes and approaches in the study of media, gender and culture, and learnt to apply theoretical perspectives in the analysis of contemporary media culture.
• gained an in-depth understanding of critical debates within the field of feminist media studies, in particular current debates surrounding the sexualisation of culture, which has become an important education and social policy issue.
• learnt how to examine a range of media texts including film, TV programmes and magazines, as well as online and digital media and apply the appropriate conceptual tools to independently analyse media texts.
• presented and discussed analyses in class and will also have engaged in a range of group work activities, developing the skills necessary to communicate ideas effectively and work both autonomously and in dialogue with others.

Credits info

Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 1500: Tuition Fee