The course takes place in period

3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

Second

Recommended year of study

1

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In line with the learning competences of a master level course of the European Qualification Framework (https://ec.europa.eu/ploteus/en/content/descriptors-page), and consists of the following: ? Skills - A comprehensive range of cognitive and practical skills required to develop creative solutions to abstract problems. ? Responsibility and autonomy - Exercise management and supervision in contexts of work or study activities where there is unpredictable change; review and develop performance of self and others.

Learning outcomes

In line with the learning outcomes of a master level course of the European Qualification Framework (https://ec.europa.eu/ploteus/en/content/descriptors-page), and consists of the following: ? Knowledge - Comprehensive, specialized, factual and theoretical knowledge in the field of the political economy of the media and an awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge. ? Skills - A comprehensive range of cognitive and practical skills required to develop creative solutions to abstract problems. ? Responsibility and autonomy - Exercise management and supervision in contexts of work or study activities where there is unpredictable change; review and develop performance of self and others.

Course contents

Political economy is a distinctive approach to the social world, which looks at the material, and immaterial factors, the processes and the relations among the social actors involved in the competition for the control over the distribution of values in society. The political economy of the media is the approach that looks at these factors, processes and relations as far as the media are concerned. In this course, the students will engage with the critical tradition of the political economy of the media, a relatively new but already established approach with roots in critical social theory and normative theory. In this course, students will learn about the dynamic dimension of media management or the interplay of social forces supporting change and continuity in the media industry.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A bachelor degree and at least three years work experience gained after completing the higher education degree

Recommended or required reading

1. Foley Duncan K.. Notes on the Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy, 1999. 2. Browning G. and A. Kilmster, 2006. Critical and post-critical political economy. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 3. Hardy Jonathan, Critical Political Economy of the Media. An Introduction

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 15 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should attend the course no less than 80% and write a short essay.

Teacher

Stocchetti Matteo

Examiner

Stocchetti Matteo

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (18 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-12-01 to 2020-02-02

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-01-08 16:00 - 20:00 A311 Political Economy of Media Stocchetti Matteo
2020-01-09 16:00 - 20:00 A311 Political Economy of Media Stocchetti Matteo
2020-01-22 16:00 - 20:00 A311 Political Economy of Media Stocchetti Matteo
2020-01-23 16:00 - 20:00 A311 Political Economy of Media Stocchetti Matteo
2020-02-05 16:00 - 20:00 A311 Political Economy of Media Stocchetti Matteo
2020-02-06 16:00 - 20:00 A311 Political Economy of Media Stocchetti Matteo

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