Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module introduces students to the critical reading and writing of media texts such as newspapers, magazines and social media. As well as gaining skills in analysing media texts to reveal underlying meanings, students will gain skills in writing media pieces for publication in online forums such as Facebook, twitter or blogs.
This module helps students develop skills in critical reading and writing of media texts. The texts that students analyse range from traditional media such as newspapers and magazines, to social media including online forums such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Topics include genre, conceptual meaning, interpersonal meaning, discourse, reading and writing positions, advertising, and comedy. As well critical reading of media, students will engage in writing their own media pieces on topics they are interested in and publish them in online forums such as Facebook, Twitter or their own blogs.
A student passing this module should be able to demonstrate that they:
Both elements of assessment must be passed in order to pass the module.
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