|Module Title||THE MEDIA IN WARTIME|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Susan Carruthers|
|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%|
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
** Recommended Text
S Carruther. The Media at War.
P Young and P Jesser. The Military and the Media.