Checking date: 01/06/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Communication and mediation theory
Bachelor in Cultural Studies (Plan: 435 - Estudio: 364)

Coordinating teacher: GIL VÁZQUEZ, ASIER

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

1) Ability to recognize the importance of media theories and processes in the global world. 2) Familiarization with the most important theories of media. 3) Introduction the practical works on moving image analysis. 4) Ability to work with mature and specialized bibliography. 5) Knowledge of the main strategies of essay writing. 6) Adopt a critical approach to the selection and organization of a large body of material in order to produce, to a deadline, a written or oral argument of some complexity.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Programme 1. Communication and mediation 2. Mediation and culture: Television 3. Mediation and Power I: modes of representation and modes of reception 4. Mediation and power II: Multiculturalism & the Media 6. Fictional storytelling: comics & superheroes 7. Mediation in the digital environment: Fan Culture and Participatory Culture
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Bordwell, David & Thompson, Kristin . Film History: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill.. 2003
Additional Bibliography
  • Bordwell, David & Thompson, Kristin. Film Art. An introduction. . New York: McGraw-Hill.. 2012
  • Bordwell, David & Thompson, Kristin . Film History: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2003
  • Browne, Ray B. & Browne, Pat. The Guide to United States Popular Culture. Popular Press. 2001
  • Cascajosa Virino, Concepción. La cultura de las series. Barcelona: Laertes.. 2015
  • Dyer, Richard. Stars. London: British Film Institute. 2008
  • Elena, Alberto. Los cines perife¿ricos: A¿frica, Oriente Medio, India. Barcelona: Paido¿s. 1999
  • Jenkins, Henry. Textual Poachers: Television Fans & Participatory Culture. Studies in culture and communication. New York: Routledge. 1992
  • Jenkins, Henry. Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture. New York: New York University Press. 2006
  • Jenkins, Henry (2006).. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: New York University Press. 2006
  • Mulvey, Laura. Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema. Valencia: Episteme.. 2006
  • Shohat, Ella & Stam, Robert. Multiculturalismo, cine y medios de comunicación. Barcelona: Paidós. 2002
  • Shohat, Ella & Stam, Robert . Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media. Routledge. 1994

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.