IF3063 - Media, Crime and 'Race' (2023/24)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2023/24|
|Module title||Media, Crime and 'Race'|
|Module level||Foundation (03)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Social Sciences and Professions|
|Total study hours||135|
|Running in 2023/24(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)||
This module aims to:
1. To introduce students to the study of media, crime and ‘race’.
2. To enable students to develop their reading and seminar skills and to respond critically and analytically to a range of texts.
3. To enable students to search, find and use appropriate digital resources, and further develop and consolidate academic skills to enhance their learning experience.
The syllabus will introduce students to the broad topics of media, crime and deviance and ‘race’ and racism. Content will be provided through a range of formats, with students required to engage with academic journals, newspaper articles, film, music video and documentary.
The module uses a ‘guided discovery’ approach rather than lecture based delivery and seeks to develop independent study skills and will focus on student-centered learning, with ideas generated and developed through reading, extensive discussion, viewing and critical reflection and analysis.
Students will be encouraged to develop and expand their own ideas through engagement with scholarly work.
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
The module is delivered through teacher-led classes, discussion, group work and tutorials (60 hrs).
Students will also engage in ongoing self-directed study to enable them to improve their reading and writing skills and complete required assessment components (90 hrs).
Module information including module booklet and assessment details is available on WebLearn. Blended learning resources such as homework tasks, reading resources, study support resources and web links are also on WebLearn.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of issues relating to the media, crime and ‘race’ through reading and class-based discussion.
2. Summarise and critically respond to a range of texts through oral discourse.
3. Participate and engage fully in seminar discussions, using digital and academic sources to support their arguments.
The module is assessed by one unit.
1. Oral assessment - Synopsis of a reading/discussion (100%)
Students taking a reassessment in the summative component will do so by means of an equivalent coursework submission.
There is no core reading.
All essential readings will be provided either during the session as a photocopy or via Weblearn.
If you are interested in reading around any of the topics covered these are some suggestions:
Chomsky – Propaganda Model http://www.chomsky.info/onchomsky/2002----.htm
Giddens, A. (2009) Sociology (Polity Press, Cambridge)
Greer – News Media http://www.uk.sagepub.com/stout/greer_news_media%20-%20vic_crime_soc.pdf
Herman, E. S., & Chomsky, N. (2010). Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media. Random House.
Jewkes’ overview - http://studysites.uk.sagepub.com/peak/study/materials/reference/07350_6.1ref.pdf
Muncie, J. (2009) Youth and Crime, 3rd edition, London: SAGE Publications
Pilkington, A. Yeo, A. & Haralambos, M. (2009) Sociology in Focus For AQA A2 level
Rodman, G. B. (Ed.). (2014). The Race and Media Reader.
Rowe, M. (2012). Race & Crime. SAGE Publications.
Springhall, J. (1998) Youth, Popular Culture and Moral Panics: Penny Gaffs to Gangsta-Rap 1830-1996, Basingstoke: Macmillan Press