CLT209 Media Languages and Cultures (8)
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Assumed Knowledge: COM111 or LIT111
Media Languages and Cultures introduces methods of media description and analysis. These methods include semiotics and discourse analysis, but also basic techniques of text-description. The subject examines not just the languages used in media, but also the cultures these media now produce. We live in such a highly media-oriented world that not only must we negotiate it as consumers, but also, increasingly, we find ourselves employed in constructing it. An understanding of media and the texts they produce is essential to our daily lives, as well as to many fields of employment. For this reason, the subject also deals with the vocational and professional contexts of the media industries themselves.