Media Studies is taught via lectures, screening and seminars. Students will take four modules each year from the list below and two from their minor subject.
Media, Culture, Identity 1
Introduction to Hollywood Cinema
Media, Culture Identity 2
Photography and Visual Culture
News and Journalism
History of Irish Photography
Television and Popular Culture
Mapping the City
Representation and Gender
Film, Television and Ireland
Photography and the Mass Media
Irish and International DocumentaryResearch Methods
Reporting International Conflict
From the Archive to the Internet
Full-time students studying English as a Minor are expected to complete one third of their course studying the subject. Most modules offer 3 hours of teaching time per week (2 lectures and a seminar), plus additional contact time as required for tutorial consultation or general guidance. Independent reading and study, which will also be guided by module coordinators, is expected to occupy 13 hours per module per week. We endeavour to make lecture and seminar times convenient for those who have to travel far or who have part-time jobs.
English as a Minor in year 1 has two compulsory modules; Elements of Criticism (Semester 1) and Modes of Reading (Semester 2), designed to equip you with some basic tools of literary criticism and introduce important concepts of critical theory.
You can take four modules from your major subject or 2 modules from your main subject and 2 from a third Arts subject (if your first subject is based within the Faculty of Arts).
English as a Minor in year 2 offers a wide range of optional modules in year 2 drawing on staff research and scholarship. Depending on staff availability and compulsory requirements, students studying English as a minor subject can choose two modules (one in semester 1, one in semester 2) from the following modules: Early Modern English Culture, Modern Critical Theory, Rhymes of Passion: Love Poetry, Sex and the City of God, Writing the North, Restoration & 18th-century Literature, Romantic Narrative, Modern Poetry, Gender and Creativity, Beat Literature and Culture, Angels, Madwomen and Whores or Modern British Fiction.
English as a Minor in year 3 offers a wide range of optional modules in year 3 drawing on staff expertise, internationally recognised research and leading scholarship in the field. Depending on staff availability and compulsory requirements, students studying English as a minor subject can choose two modules (one in semester 1, one in semester 2) from the following modules: Words in Freedom: Modernist Revolution in Literature, Romantic Poetry and Theory, 19th-century American Literature, Adaptation and Historical Fiction, From the Vote to the Pill: Twentieth-century Womens Writing, Twentieth-century Literature, The Victorian Novel, Twentieth-century American Literature, Body, Mind and Soul, Ulster-Scots Literary Tradition, Renaissance Drama 1485-1625