Social SciencesMedia & Communication
Certificate for Module (Media Globalisation)
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- QF Level
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- Start Date
- 22 Feb 2021 (Mon)
- Next intake(s)
- April 2021 (Tentative)
- 36 hours
- Course Fee
This programme examines the various ways in which globalisation processes are impacting media practices and representations. Key theoretical concepts and debates on media globalisation will be covered, with application to a range of global media examples and texts, including elements of popular culture and trends in new media. The developments in communications and transmission formats that have resulted from media globalisation will also be evaluated in order to delineate how audience identities are being constructed and shaped by these transnational and intercultural productions and processes.
QF Level: 6
QR Registration No.: 19/000087/L6
Validity Period: from 01 Feb 2019 to on-going
Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the certificate for module, students should be able to:
- critically review how globalisation is impacting traditional media practices and formats of media transmission;
- critically evaluate a range of contemporary scholarly debates concerning media globalisation;
- delineate how global media developments are impacting the construction of cultural identities;
- analyse, reformat and evaluate a wide range of global media forms and concepts in conducting research.
Developments in Global Media Structures and Practices
- ‘The global village’
- Global media convergence: ‘New Media’ platforms for communications and information delivery
- Media imperialism
- Intercultural communications: The ‘global public sphere’
Transnational Media Practices
- Trends in New Media and Digital Communications: E-commerce, Wikinomics and social media
- Global Media Constructions: understandings and representations of cultures and ethnicities
- Global and cultural constructions of gender and sexuality
- Globalisation and impacts on youth
- Identity construction in the globalised (media) environment
‘Hybridisation’ and ‘Multiculturalism’
- Impacts on the Asian context and media experience
- ‘Glocalisation’ and aspects of resistance
- Communicating in the age of ‘borderless’ media: Production and Distribution of media content online
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To complete the programme, students are required to achieve 80% attendance of the programme and pass all the assignment. A Certificate for Module (Media Globalisation) will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to those who have successfully completed the programme.
Lecture (24 hours):
As a critique-based programme, a lecture-preview reading assignment is given for each lecture. It consists of a small portion of the reading that will serve as a quick yet crucial introduction to the lecture. Students are required to do the reading before the lecture.
Tutorial Discussions (12 hours):
Tutorials will be held to allow students to discuss and to interact with the materials covered in the lectures in more depth. Students will also be required to participate in group activities and presentations to encourage their own critical thinking and engagement with the issues encountered in the course. Students will have to do assigned readings for tutorial discussion and presentations.
Written assignment (40%) + Group oral presentation (60%)
1. (a) hold a bachelor’s degree in areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, IT or Business, or equivalent,
awarded by a recognised institution;
(b) (i) hold a sub-degree or higher diploma awarded by a recognised institution; and
(ii) have two years of recognised professional experience;
2. obtain a score of 6.5 in IELTS (no band less than 6.0), or equivalent (for those graduated from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction).
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
HK$150 (Application fee waived until the end of 2020)Course Fee
- Course Fee : HK$10,000
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