Modiwl UXS-3055:
Privacy and the Media

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Music and Media

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Prof Andrew McStay

Amcanion cyffredinol

The module takes an expansive view of what we mean by media to include networked environments, television, journalism, social media, and more. Through a balance of theory and case studies, students will develop awareness of the various ways in which privacy can be conceived, its philosophical understandings and industrial realities; technologies and philosophies of surveillance; and questions of identity and power. Students will eventually use their range of theoretical, technical and economic insight to make recommendations to key stakeholders in privacy matters.

Cynnwys cwrs

Week 1: Introduction: What is privacy and why does it matter? A historical/theoretical perspective.

Week 2: Nothing to hide, nothing to fear: myth and Western roots of privacy

Week 3: Journalism: a complex relationship with privacy

Week 4: The Snowden leaks: a call for better surveillance

Week 5: Encryption: simultaneously public and private

Week 6: Platforms: disruption, connection and new social actors

Week 7: Reading Week

Week 8: Big data: machine learning and the politics of algorithms

Week 9: Re-introducing the Body: intimate and wearable media

Week 10: Empathic media: towards ubiquitous emotional intelligence

Week 11: Sexting: exposure, protocol and collective privacy

Week 12: Summary and assessment guidance

Meini Prawf

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D- to D+

Submitted work is adequate and shows an acceptable level of competence as follows:

  1. Generally accurate but with omissions and errors.
  2. Assertions are made without clear supporting evidence or reasoning.
  3. Has structure but is lacking in clarity and therefore relies on the reader to make links and assumptions.
  4. Draws on a relatively narrow range of material.

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C- to B+

Submitted work is competent throughout and may be distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It:

  1. Demonstrates good or very good structure and logically developed arguments.
  2. Draws at least in parts on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student.
  3. Assertions are backed by evidence and sound reasoning.
  4. Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.

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A- to A*

Submitted work is of an outstanding quality and excellent in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Has originality of exposition with the student’s own thinking being readily apparent.
  2. Provides clear evidence of extensive and relevant independent study.
  3. Arguments are laid down with clarity and provide the reader with successive stages of consideration to reach conclusions.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Display robust understanding of the philosophical/theoretical complexities of concepts of privacy, surveillance and the 'public good'

  2. Display understanding specific areas of law and policy that should guide privacy and be able to offer insight onto the philosophical norms that inform these

  3. To be able to critically analyse new media developments in light of specific theories on privacy and surveillance

  4. To be able to critically analyse new media developments in light of specific theories on privacy and surveillance

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Group Presentations 50
Report - Essay 2,500 words 50

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Private study 177
Tutorial

One-to-one discussion (1 per semester: opportunity to meet and discuss specific points of theory or assessment)

1
Seminar

Seminar/workshops: (1 per week)

11
Lecture

Lectures: (1 per week)

11

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

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