Module Identifier IP35920  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Susan Carruthers  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours 16 x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   8 Hours 8 x 1 hour  
Assessment Essay   1 x 2,500 word essay   40%  
  Assignment   1 x 3,500 word written assignment (eg comparative book report, film critique, analysis of news content)   60%  

Brief description
This module will look at the role played by the mass communication media in wartime. It will examine the part played by the media in propaganda and psychological warfare, and the relationship between governments, the military and the media. A series of case studies will be analysed, ranging from the Second World War, to Vietnam, the Falklands, the 1991 Gulf War, and the former Yugoslavia.

The aim of the module is to study the role and performance of the media in times of conflict, in a variety of geographically and historically diverse settings.

By the end of the module you should be able to:

10 ECTS Credits

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
S Carruther. The Media at War.
P Young and P Jesser. The Military and the Media.