Day School - The Power of the Press v the People

Ref: C3529119

This course is an introduction to the world of sociology and the mass media. Theories and ideas will be explored by looking at topical issues, e.g. representation of gender, ownership, content and coverage of news in newspapers, future and role of BBC and future of the mass media in general.

Course aim

To introduce participants to the sociological concepts and theories regards the mass media and related issues surrounding the mass media in 21st century Britain.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have a clearer understanding of the mass media and the role and function in modern Britain
  • Display knowledge and understanding of the sociological debate surrounding the mass media
  • Be confident in expressing personal views about the future of the mass media

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • differential support for students

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Day School - The Power of the Press v the People Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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