|Module Title||MEDIA DISCOURSE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Jamie Sexton|
|Semester||Intended for use in future years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
For example, on the topic of television fandom and ethnography, the seminar topics are as follows : an introduction to fandom and fan studies; ethnography and ethnographic practices; the active audience member; interpretive communities; poaching/fan creativity and virtual ethnography.
Each topic would be concluded by a summing up session wherein students are expected to reflect on the previous sessions and how their knowledges have developed and can now be applied to their major assignment.
|Problem_solving||This element is developed through the students' questioning how (i.e. what are the appropriate methodologies) to access the kinds of research questions the chosen topic favours|
|Research skills||This element is developed in two ways: one, through the students' own investigations into what existing materials are available to them and their application for their own research; and two; through a particular focus on doing original primary source research themselves.|
|Communication||Students wil be expected to contribute to in-class discussions and relate their own research progress orally.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Throughout the module, there will be points when students will be asked to think reflexively on their own readings/viewings, as well as how their own research is progressing.|
|Team work||Although there is no group work independently assessed, it is hoped that in seminars students will work together as a group in order to make the best possible use of their sessions. To aid group activity, the module co-ordinator will encourage students to utilise the Blackbaord environment, specifically the message boards, to discuss issues beyond the lecturers or seminars.|
|Information Technology||Students will be expected to make active use of the web for their own research. Increasingly students are expected to be aware, of the unlimited resources available to them on the internet in the field. These resources can be quite beneficial to them in an educational context where the demand for references seem unending, but their availability is definately finite.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7