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CU3031 - Crime, Media and Popular Culture

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

The representation of crime in the popular media has vital social, political and psychological significance. This subject enables students to study this phenomenon in an historical context while providing them theoretical and methodological tools for its analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • an understanding of the historical development of crime fiction across the media;
  • an introduction to the social, psychological and ideological factors which have informed the idea of 'crime' in the modern western cultural imagination;
  • command of the theoretical and methodological tools for analysis of popular cultural narrative.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media.
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of study at level 1
CU2031 CU5031

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