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Unit of Study COM10499 - From the Bard to Bart: Media and Popular Culture (2018)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify different genres within popular culture and the constructedness of these
2 debate the significance of diverse popular cultural forms and their reception within the broad mediasphere
3 analyse the socio-historical development of the media and popular culture
4 examine the relationship between a variety of media (TV shows, films, animation, music, brands and advertising etc.) and analyse the impact of media upon the individual and global culture, in particular, the way different forms of media have changed patterns of consumption
5 reflect upon the socio-cultural impact of popular culture as a form of communication technology
6 analyse the relationships between media, popular culture, cultural transformations and psychosocial and politico-economic processes.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify different genres within popular culture and the constructedness of these
    • GA1:
  2. debate the significance of diverse popular cultural forms and their reception within the broad mediasphere
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. analyse the socio-historical development of the media and popular culture
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  4. examine the relationship between a variety of media (TV shows, films, animation, music, brands and advertising etc.) and analyse the impact of media upon the individual and global culture, in particular, the way different forms of media have changed patterns of consumption
    • GA1:
  5. reflect upon the socio-cultural impact of popular culture as a form of communication technology
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  6. analyse the relationships between media, popular culture, cultural transformations and psychosocial and politico-economic processes.
    • GA1:
    • GA6: