Course Information
TitleΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΩΝ ΜΜΕ / CULTURAL POLITICS OF AMERICAN MASS MEDIA
CodeΛογ7-481
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600018114

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600148253
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With the completion of the course the students will be able to: - Understand what we mean by visual culture in the context of American culture - Examine how mass media/social media/advertisements/TV/cinema work in the context of American contemporary culture - Examine the connection between the above mentioned media cultural practices in relation to American literary production - Examine how to read images - Examine how images work in relation to the way we understand and perceive the real - Comment on the socio-cultural factors (history, politics, race, gender, class) that determine and control the content of mass media.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course explores the various ways that visual mass media in the United States - cinema, television, advertisement, as well as new media - shape and determine the public' s perception of the world events. Without a doubt, visual culture has become a predominant epistemological tool in today' s society. The public has grown to rely heavily on images as a means of making sense of socio-political, historical, and cultural phenomena. The course considers the media effects on individuals, social groups (women, racial groups and the figure of the working-class male) as well as society at large.
Keywords
visual culture, american literature and culture, history, politics, gender, race, class, social media, cinema, TV, advertisements
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • material from the School of English online portal www.asrp.gr
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Using elearning for the course material, answering forum questions, the submission and grading of their essays, communicating with the students; using material uploaded on the American Studies Resource portal (www.asrp.gr)
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1506
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments200.8
Exams30.1
Total1837.3
Student Assessment
Description
Essay writing, presentations, short responses to forum questions, final exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • short responses to forum questions (Formative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Essays/Book chapters by Walter Benjamin, Stuart Hall, John Berger, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Roland Barthes, and Henry Jenkins.
Last Update
16-07-2019