Full Title:Culture, Society and Creative Media
Module Code:CULT U7005
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:Students completing this module will have explored at an in depth level the influence and impact of creative and social media on contemporary society and culture. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues surrounding digital media's influence on youth, culture and society at large and engage in critical analysis of the impact of Creative and Digital media on culture at a national and international level
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues surrounding digital media's influence on youth, culture and society at large.
  2. Explain and explore how digital and creative media can be used as a mechanism for expression and identity.
  3. Critically assess the impact of Creative and Social media on culture at a national and international level.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theories of Contemporary Culture –Technological Determinism / Cultural Materialism, Modernity/ Post -modernity,
n/a
Theories of youth and culture- Subculture, Neo-Tribes, Identity Formation
n/a
Community, Society and Digital Culture, Sense of Place -Virtual communities revisited.
n/a
Human relationships and cyberspace; Gender, Sexuality, digital representations of contemporary culture
n/a
Politics in digital age -Democracy, Free Speech, Terrorism and censorship.
n/a
Digital Culture, media and everyday life
n/a
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Self directed creative practice project 2,3 25.00 0 0 Week 10 0
Reflective Journal n/a 1,2 25.00 0 0 Week 12 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Boyd, Danah 2014, It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, 1 Ed., Yale University Press New York
  • Duffett, Mark 2013, Understanding Fandom: An Introduction to the Study of Media Fan Culture, Bloomsbury Academic
  • Jenkins et al 2013, Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture, New York University Press
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bennett, Andy (Editor), Kahn-Harris, Keith (Editor), After Subculture: Critical Studies in Contemporary Youth Culture , Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
  • McCaughey, Martha (Editor), and Ayers, Michael D. (Editor), Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice  , Routledge, 2003
  • Rheingold, Howard, The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier  , MIT Press, 2000
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • n/a: Digiplay:
  • n/a: http://www.digiplay.org.uk
  • n/a: http://www.democraticmedia.org
  • n/a: Grand Text Auto: http://grandtextauto.gatech.edu/index.p hp
  • n/a: Reclaim the Media:
  • n/a: http://www.reclaimthemedia.org
  • n/a: Spiked Central
  • n/a: http://www.spiked-online.com
  • n/a: Media and Culture Journal:
  • n/a: http://www.media-culture.org.au
  • n/a: Journal of New Media and Culture:
  • n/a: http://www.ibiblio.org/nmediac
  • n/a: Cybercultures and Technopolitics in the age of Multimedia: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/courses/ed253a /oppositionalinternet.htm
  • n/a: Digital Borderlands: Identity and Interactivity in Culture, Media and Communications: http://www.jmk.su.se/digitalborderlands/ digitalborderlands.htm

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMCCM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media 6 Mandatory
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 6 Mandatory