Unit Code P-X

P7334 Media, Culture and Ethical Value Systems

In an information technology driven society, this course unit aims to situate values from the Christian tradition and to dialogue with the social, economic, political and religious implications of post-modern culture. It studies an epistemological critique of truth and propaganda, political theology of the mass-media, ethical value systems, tradition, culture and hermeneutics, and media, religion and theological perspectives in a secular age.

Study Level Undergraduate
Discipline Christian Life and Ministry
Sub Discipline Pastoral Theology
Credit Points 9
Prerequisites P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critique systems, processes and motivation used to create media products such as television, film, audio & print
  2. describe the key areas of conflict between religious manipulation of the media and the media‘s portrayal of religion
  3. identify and analyse the cultural practices, values and ideas which are to be found within products produced by the media
  4. critique the function of the media and religion in post-modern culture
  5. appreciate the economic, political, technical, organisational and social restraints within the media and evaluate the values implicit in the media‘s interpretation of the world
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