MC411 Half Unit
Media and Globalization
This information is for the 2016/17 session.
Prof Terhi Rantanen STC. S106
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and Fudan) and MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and USC). This course is not available as an outside option.
The aim of this course is to explore and demonstrate the role of the media and communications in the processes of globalisation by introducing the relevant literature, by examining various theories of globalisation and by identifying their relevance in understanding the media. Topics taught include: Globalisation theories, Media imperialism, Global generations, Global media events, Global media production, Global representations, Global consumption, Alternative globalisation theories.
10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the MT.
6 hours of panel discussion in the MT.
All students are expected to complete advance reading, prepare seminar presentations, prepare a mediagraphy, and submit one essay of 1,500 words.
A reading list will be provided for each topic. General works relevant to the course include:
Balnaves, M. et al (2009) Media Theories and Approaches: A Global Perspective. London: Palgrave: MacMillan;
Eriksen, T. (2014) Globalization. London: Bloomsbury;
Hesmondhalgh, D (2012) The Cultural Industries. 3rd edition. London, Los Angeles and New Delhi: SAGE;
Pickering, M. (2001). Stereotyping: The Politics of Representation. Basingstoke: Palgrave;
Rantanen, T. (2004). The Media and Globalization. London: Sage;
Said, E. (1985). Orientalism. London: Penguin;
Silverstone, R. (2007). Media and Morality. Cambridge: Polity Press;
Tomlinson, J. (1999). Globalisation and Culture. Cambridge: Polity Press;
Turow, J (2011) The Daily You. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Essay (60%, 2000 words) in the LT.
Coursework (30%, 1000 words) and presentation (10%) in the MT.
Report (1,000 words, worth 30 %) and presentation (10 minutes, worth 10 %), to be prepared and given together with another student in MT. Essay (2,000 words, worth 60 %) to be submitted in LT week 1.
Student performance results
(2012/13 - 2014/15 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Media & Communications
Total students 2015/16: 57
Average class size 2015/16: 14
Controlled access 2015/16: Yes
Lecture capture used 2015/16: Yes (MT)
Value: Half Unit