Society and Media (July- Dec 2022)

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Week I: In the 1st week, the students will only be dealing with the basic terms and concepts related to society and media and evolution of media within the society.   Week II: In the 2nd week, the students will only be dealing with the debates on f language and popular culture being framed within the society through media as well as diversity and marginalization.   Week III: In the 3rd week, the students will be engaging with contemporary media forms such as digital media and the nature of participation being shaped by it and lastly the nature of emerging challenges that exist between society and media’s interaction.
Week IV: In the 4th week, the students will be dealing with debates which will be advance in comparison with the 1st unit. They will be engaged with the debates on the ideas of social change within the society and the role of media in the process. In addition to that, the students will also develop an understanding about the kind of stereotyping that is taking place within the society due to media and also the nature of convergence that is emerging.
Week V: In the 5th week, the students will be engaging with the debates on the dominant and the alternative paradigms of change and the role of media in the process. In addition to that, the students will also be dealing with the notions of literacy and its shaping by media as an institution and its impact on change.
Week VI: In the 6th week, the students will be dealing with the impact of digital media and social transformation and the nature of intervention that exists or will emerge due to the process of change brought about within the society by media.
Week VII: In the 7th week, the students will be dealing with the notions of margins and marginality which has emerged due to the process of change and the issues and challenges of the margins. The students will also be understanding the debates on regional versus religion based marginality and different forms of marginalization that exist within the society and how the process of socialization is taking place.   Week VIII: In the 8th week, the students will be dealing with the debates on the mainstream culture, role of media and the issues of marginality. In addition to that, the students will also be engaging with notions of caste, class and identity and its correlation with marginality. Most importantly, the students from this week’s unit will develop an understanding about the ideas of inclusion and exclusion that exist within the society and the challenges it is creating within the society.   Week IX: In the 9th week, the students will be dealing with debates on margins as the alternate voices and their issues in terms of their rights, the impact of media in highlighting their issues and the existing challenges within the society.   Week X: In the 10th week, the students will be dealing with topic on gender and the changing notions of gender within the society and the role of media. The students will also be dealing with how gender has a pivotal role to play in the process of development and how media can be an important institution in pushing for modern forms of change within the society.   Week XI: In the 11th week, the students will be dealing with the debates on gender which are further complex in nature. The students will be exposed to the issues of gender and representation within the society and media. The students will also be dealing with the debates on gender and the contemporary issues and the placement of media in such social scenario.   Week XII: In the 12th week, the students will be introduced to the topic on media and youth development where the students will understand the notions of youth and how it has transformed within the society. The students will also be exposed to the idea of youth as a concept within society and how they have been perceived in terms of societal development. The students will further understand how media mediates the cultural consumption of youth and how does it impact society and in what manner.   Week XIII: In the 13th week, the students will be dealing with the notion of popular culture and its significance on youth. Further the students will be dealing with the role of cinema in shaping youth perception towards society and development and lastly the social and political challenges of youth in regard to participation.   Week XIV: In the 14th week, the students will be dealing with the changing forms of participation in relation with contemporary forms of media. The students will also be dealing with new media as alternative space for engagement for the youth and the nature of democratic challenges.   Week XV: In the 15th week the students will be given additional practical assignments and tests for revision of the complete course before the commencement of their external exams.

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