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Society and Media

Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi and CEC via Swayam

Overview


This course titled “Society and Media” primarily deals with understanding the two-way flow of how media as an institution has played a significant role in the shaping of the society and what are the important spheres of its change and similarly how with the evolution of society to a different stage has affected media as an institution and pushed for its development to newer forms. The principal aim of this course is to create an interdisciplinary understanding among the students in terms of correlating the crucial social concepts of society and media and providing the students a wider perspective in terms of relating the process of change within the society with media and the transformation of media as a medium and tool with the evolution of society. The students will also be made familiar with the contemporary trends within the society which have emerged due to media interaction and the nature of challenges and issues that are associated with it. Most importantly, the students will be subjected to different critical spheres which have been the significant attributes for change within the society through media. The students from this course will be able to better comprehend the existing patterns of social and economic change and will be able to relate and approach the phenomena from a multi-dimensional perspective.

Level: Postgraduate Course Type: Elective Duration: 15 Weeks Start Date (Enrollment): 01 Jun 2020 End Date (Enrollment): 31 Aug 2020 Start Date (Course): 15 Jul 2020
End Date(Course): 30 Oct 2020
Exam Date: 15 Nov 2020  



Course Coordinator:

Dr Durgesh Tripathi

Teaching Assistants


1. Priyanka Sachdeva 2. Namit Vikram Singh  

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT
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.

Taught by

Dr. Durgesh Tripathi

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Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am Academician. I took the course with apprehension in my mind whether i would be able to learn something new or not but i must say i am very impressed with the course and I was able to update my knowledge regarding the media. Following were the key...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I finished the course in 2019. It gave various dimensions regarding media and society. I learnt many new terminology related to media. I am a sociology student thus this helps to understand newer developments in society and media is influencing opinion of youth in society. It gave a new lens to view society. A must do course for students studying social sciences and humanities as somewhere we are all dealing and connected to media and its influence on society and opinion making.

    Thank you Durgesh Sir. The course is enjoyable and very user friendly.
  • Surbhi Tandon

    Surbhi Tandon is taking this course right now.

    I believe Media is so intensely part of our lives and the society that we live in today that this course is very relevant for every student. It gives you knowledge about how media constructs and give out meanings that affects our daily lives. Content and presentation is good. I am doing the course in my Lockdown holidays and gaining newer perspectives to view ,analyse and understand the role of Media in the contemporary society.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I completed the course in 2019. What I really liked about the course is how wonderfully it explains the aspects of Media and its coverage of Class, Caste and region. Some modules are focussed on media and marginalisation which is an important issue but hardly media classrooms discuss it. Thus, I would like to thank Dr. Tripathi for designing the course in a meticulous manner. Thank you sir.
  • Anonymous
    The only mooc course which is providing special lecture for the benefit of the students.The learners can discuss /interact with the resource persons and understand and sort out the queries even after the weekly disscussion forums .I admire the role of course coordinator and teaching assistants of the course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I must say that this has been one of the better courses offered by the platform, especially that they offer credits. This way I could catch up with the course even during the lockdown period and actually add it to my resume when applying for job roles. Good stuff !!!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I completed this course in 2019 and I really enjoyed doing this course. The society and media course is interdisciplinary which enables you to cater to almost all contemporary issues.
    Thank you Durgesh Sir
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course is basically applied based. It does not go too in-depth on theories which is good for someone who does not have a background in sociology. The course material was also fine and simple to understand.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    The Course Society and Media is an interdisciplinary course and relevant with the contemporary issues related to the media in our Indian societies. I have gained indepth knowledge on many relevant topics.
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    Vikram Singh

    Vikram Singh completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    It is a good elective programme. It is interdisciplinary and and relatable with other topics.

    The programme helped me in getting 4 credits and was not that difficult.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very well designed course by Dr. Durgesh Tripathi. Many congratulations to him and the team.
    Can be recommended for other users. All the best.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Society and Media is very useful
    For mass communication and journalism students
    The way of communication is very simple and easy to understand
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is a recommended for those exploring to pursue a multi-disciplinary programme in e-learning or MOOCs. Very well made course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Thank you to Dr. Durgesh Tripathi and the team for designing a multi-disciplinary programme on UGC-SWAYAM. The course was very good.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    "Society not only continues to exist by transmission, by communication, but it may fairly be said to exist in transmission, in communication.” — John Dewey in Democracy and Education
    Media plays a major role in today's society, now media become food to strengthen or weaken society.
    The objective of this course is to create an interdisciplinary understanding among the society in terms of correlating the crucial social concepts of society it provides wider perspective in terms of relating the process of change within the society with media and the transformation of media as a medium and tool with the evolution of society.
    This course may a significant role to bridging the gap between society and media.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I completed the course in 2019 and enjoyed the course very much. It was my first MOOCs course. I never thought i could complete a course online but the content of the course was so interesting that i could not resist. The team also motivated the students through constant updates and discussions on discussion forum. they also clarified doubts on a regular basis. I like the course due to its focus on Media and youth habits and their consumption patterns. It didnt just preach mass communication theories. Thanks for a good course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I took the course in 2019 and received a beautiful certificate. It gave a comprehensive overview of the role of media , how it impacts society and how creates stereotypes, prejudices and its reporting of the marginalised sections. Media is an important pillar of democracy and extremely crucial social institution. Thus, this course is apt for students of social sciences. I liked learning the course in a self paced manner and got many new insights. Thank you GGSIPU and Durgesh Sir.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I liked the course because it takes up India-centric examples when it explains the issues of Media and its reporting of caste, class, identity and region.They dont concentrate on western examples. They took up Indian examples which are familiar and helps to understand better and how should media actually report and helps to analyse media messaging. Good course. I would recommend it to others. All the best
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is provides important insights into how the functioning of media shapes our society.it is an important course for all students who want to understand the dynamics of society with 24*7 media penetrating into our lives so deeply and its effects and impacts. The educators are very experienced and have nuanced understanding of the subject.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was simple in its approach. Being a media student it helped in relating core aspects and problems of society with media and the role it can play in terms of addressing them. The assignments and activities were also simple and easy to do. For a novice in the field of e-learning, it was a good programme to start with.

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