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Cursus: ME3V19001
ME3V19001
Mec-Green Media and Civic Engagement
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeME3V19001
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Media en Cultuurwetenschappen;
Contactpersoondr. J.F.F. Raessens
Telefoon+31 30 2536270
E-mailj.raessens@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
N. Kerssens
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
E.E.M.M. de Mul, MA
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. J.F.F. Raessens
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. J.F.F. Raessens
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. S. Werning
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (04-09-2019 t/m 01-11-2019)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotC: MA-middag/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ochtend
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingIt’s not possible to register for this course during the change-of-enrolment days.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 19-08-2019 09:00 t/m 20-08-2019 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISNee
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
After completing this course, students will have:
•        developed a critical understanding of how (green) media - in the broadest sense, including digital media, transmedia, theatre, film and television - construct (playful forms of) civic engagement;
•        developed a critical understanding of how (green) media  can influence the public's awareness of societal (environmental) challenges by building alternative storyworlds, suggesting interpretations and positioning its users in medium-specific ways.
 
After  completing this course, students will be able to:
•          recognize the environmental impact of today's (green) media practices;
•          conduct a (comparative) analysis of contemporary green media phenomena;
•          articulate and operationalize valid research questions about green media practices;
•          write academically on this subject on an advanced level;
•          use their methodological skills to conduct a textual and discourse analysis.
 
 
Inhoud
Priority rules apply to this course. Make sure you register for this course before June 17, 12.00 noon to be considered for enrollment.
The following students are guaranteed a place:
  • BA Media en cultuur/Media and Culture;
  • BA TCS or LAS;
  • students who are registered for the minor Comparative Media Studies or Game Studies;
  • pre-master’s students.
Other students will be placed by means of random selection. 

Contemporary media are increasingly used not only to entertain, but also to persuade people, raising their awareness and changing or reinforcing their attitudes and behavior for the good of society. 'Green media' seek to contribute to ecological thought and to make people become ecological citizens. This course introduces students to key environmental issues as these are ariculated in computer games (ecogames, eco-modding), VR, social media, data visualizations, transmedia, film (art, Hollywood, science fiction, video essays), documentaries, television series and theatre. The underlying questions are: how can media address today’s environmental challenges? How do we conceptualize impact of (green) media from a media-comparative perspective? How can green media facilitate social change on a micro, meso and macro level? How do green media construct (playful forms of) civic engagement by positioning its users in medium-specific ways? What is the environmental impact of media production, distrubution and reception? Examining the ways in which green media can influence the public’s awareness of environmental issues, this course is a critical starting point for students researching and studying the growing field of green media studies as a subdiscipline within the environmental humanities.
 
This course is the first one of the advanced trajectories New Media and Digital Culture and Comparative Media Studies. It builds on knowledge and skills introduced and trained in the basic trajectories 1 and 2 of Media and Culture. In these advanced trajectories students deepen their historical and theoretical knowledge of (new) media and (digital) culture and train academic skills that are specific to the field, such as research methods and professional skills.
 
LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major need to complete a compulsory preparation course/assignment. See https://tcs.sites.uu.nl for more information.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
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Voorkennis
This course presupposes basic knowledge of media comparison and the history and theory of (new) media.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
This knowledge can be trained in the courses Intermediality and Introduction to New Media and Digital Culture. Moreover you are expected to be acquainted with either the Chicago Notes & Bibliography or MLA system of referencing and annotating literature;search and select sources/literature in the university library’s online databases; read and process academic texts; write a coherent and well-structured text, using academic idiom; be aware of how to compose a research proposal.
Bronnen van zelfstudie
- M. Lister et al. 2009. New Media. A Critical Introduction. London and New York: Routledge;
- M. Mulligan. 2015. An Introduction to Sustainability. Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge;
- A.J. Hoffman. 2015. How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Verplicht materiaal
Literatuur
To be announced in Course Manual.
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
R. Glas, S. Lammes, M. de Lange, J. Raessens and I. de Vries, eds. 2019. The Playful Citizen. Civic Engagement in a Mediatized Culture. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (open access).
Kosten materiaal:0,00
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

Werkcollege

Algemeen
Lectures and seminar meetings are designed to provide tools for the critical reading of texts, discussions of research questions and for analyzing green media practices. The course teaches a comparative perspective on contemporary digital media cultures and includes practice-based components. We will also meet with guest speakers from the work field.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Lectures and seminar meetings are designed to provide tools for the critical reading of texts, discussions of research questions and for analyzing green media practices. The course teaches a comparative perspective on contemporary digital media cultures and includes practice-based components. We will also meet with guest speakers from the work field.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Students are required to prepare all meetings (read and complete assignments, mandatory course literature) and to participate in groups assignments. During group meetings active participation and peer feedback on written work as well as presentations are required.

Toetsen
Paper
Weging60
Minimum cijfer5,5

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium

Portfolio
Weging40
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Portfolio (40%): presenting and discussing the results of case studies, creativity in the choice of the cases and thoroughness of the analysis; conducting and evaluating practice-based research exercises.
Final paper (60%; individual, minimum grade 5,5): validity of research question(s); level of critical discussion of the theoretical framework; reflection on (comparative) methodology; precision of the (comparative) analysis; academic writing style.

Deadlines
To be announced in Course Manual.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium

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