This class was tough.
First of all, the lectures for this module are extremely boring, I can strongly say that it wont make a difference if you attend the lectures or not however the tutorials are really important. It is in the tutorials that real life and relevant examples are given to explain the lectures. The essay assignment you get at the end of semester is much easier if you have notes from the tutorials!!
The tutorials were definitely the highlight of the course for me. I learned about the governmentality of the media and how the media is used to do some of the governments roles for example in Ireland the weight loss tv show 'Operation Transformation' is used to help decrease obesity in the country.
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Advice for students:
Pay attention in tutorials and write down everything your tutorial leader says as it is very valuable in the essay and don't be afraid to ask questions if your confused as this will help you in the long run. There are also great interesting discussions held in the tutorials and you get 10% for attending tutorials.