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Society and Media (July- Dec 2022)

By Dr. Durgesh Tripathi   |   Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 543
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This course titled “Society and Media” primarily deals with understanding the two-way flow of how media as an institution has played a significant role in the shaping of the society and what are the important spheres of its change and similarly how with the evolution of society to a different stage has affected media as an institution and pushed for its development to newer forms. The principal aim of this course is to create an interdisciplinary understanding among the students in terms of correlating the crucial social concepts of society and media and providing the students a wider perspective in terms of relating the process of change within the society with media and the transformation of media as a medium and tool with the evolution of society. The students will also be made familiar with the contemporary trends within the society which have emerged due to media interaction and the nature of challenges and issues that are associated with it. Most importantly, the students will be subjected to different critical spheres which have been the significant attributes for change within the society through media. The students from this course will be able to better comprehend the existing patterns of social and economic change and will be able to relate and approach the phenomena from a multi-dimensional perspective.

Level:                                          Postgraduate
Course Type:                                  Elective
Duration:                                  15 Weeks
Start Date (Enrollment):          25 May 2022
End Date  (Enrollment):                 15 Sept 2022
Start Date (Course):                       07 July 2022 
End Date  
(Course):                       31 Oct 2022
Exam Date:                                     
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  Course Coordinator:
     
 Dr. Durgesh Tripathi

 Teaching Assistant
                 
  Ms. Surbhi Tandon        
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 07 Jul 2022
End Date : 31 Oct 2022
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate

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Course layout


Week I:
In the 1st week, the students will only be dealing with the basic terms and concepts related to society and media and evolution of media within the society.

Week II: In the 2nd week, the students will only be dealing with the debates on f language and popular culture being framed within the society through media as well as diversity and marginalization.

Week III: In the 3rd week, the students will be engaging with contemporary media forms such as digital media and the nature of participation being shaped by it and lastly the nature of emerging challenges that exist between society and media’s interaction.

Week IV: In the 4th week, the students will be dealing with debates which will be advance in comparison with the 1st unit. They will be engaged with the debates on the ideas of social change within the society and the role of media in the process. In addition to that, the students will also develop an understanding about the kind of stereotyping that is taking place within the society due to media and also the nature of convergence that is emerging. 

Week V: In the 5th week, the students will be engaging with the debates on the dominant and the alternative paradigms of change and the role of media in the process. In addition to that, the students will also be dealing with the notions of literacy and its shaping by media as an institution and its impact on change.  

Week VI:
In the 6th week, the students will be dealing with the impact of digital media and social transformation and the nature of intervention that exists or will emerge due to the process of change brought about within the society by media. 

Week VII:
In the 7th week, the students will be dealing with the notions of margins and marginality which has emerged due to the process of change and the issues and challenges of the margins. The students will also be understanding the debates on regional versus religion based marginality and different forms of marginalization that exist within the society and how the process of socialization is taking place.   

Week VIII: In the 8th week, the students will be dealing with the debates on the mainstream culture, role of media and the issues of marginality. In addition to that, the students will also be engaging with notions of caste, class and identity and its correlation with marginality. Most importantly, the students from this week’s unit will develop an understanding about the ideas of inclusion and exclusion that exist within the society and the challenges it is creating within the society. 

Week IX: In the 9th week, the students will be dealing with debates on margins as the alternate voices and their issues in terms of their rights, the impact of media in highlighting their issues and the existing challenges within the society. 

Week X: In the 10th week, the students will be dealing with topic on gender and the changing notions of gender within the society and the role of media. The students will also be dealing with how gender has a pivotal role to play in the process of development and how media can be an important institution in pushing for modern forms of change within the society. 

Week XI: In the 11th week, the students will be dealing with the debates on gender which are further complex in nature. The students will be exposed to the issues of gender and representation within the society and media. The students will also be dealing with the debates on gender and the contemporary issues and the placement of media in such social scenario.

Week XII: In the 12th week, the students will be introduced to the topic on media and youth development where the students will understand the notions of youth and how it has transformed within the society. The students will also be exposed to the idea of youth as a concept within society and how they have been perceived in terms of societal development. The students will further understand how media mediates the cultural consumption of youth and how does it impact society and in what manner. 
 
Week XIII: In the 13th week, the students will be dealing with the notion of popular culture and its significance on youth. Further the students will be dealing with the role of cinema in shaping youth perception towards society and development and lastly the social and political challenges of youth in regard to participation.
 
Week XIV: In the 14th week, the students will be dealing with the changing forms of participation in relation with contemporary forms of media. The students will also be dealing with new media as alternative space for engagement for the youth and the nature of democratic challenges.
    
Week XV: In the 15th week the students will be given additional practical assignments and tests for revision of the complete course before the commencement of their external exams. 

Books and references


1. Media and Youth written by Dr. Durgesh Tripathi , published by Manak Publication Private limited, New Delhi USA-ISBN-13:978-9378314230.

2. Advertising and Youth -Impact of Advertising on Youth in Metro and Remote Area written by Dr. Durgesh Tripathi, published by Manak Publication Private limited, New Delhi USA-ISBN-13:978-9378314223

3. Rethinking Media and Socio-Cultural Change: India and the Globe in times of Pandemic edited by Dr. Durgesh Tripathi published by HP Hamilton Ltd., London, United Kingdom (UK) ISBN : 978-1913936204 https://www.amazon.in/Rethinking-Media-Socio-Cultural-Change/dp/1913936201/ref=sr_1_1?ke 

4. Tripathi, D. (2018). Viral marketing and its impact on youth.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326251195_Viral_Marketing_and_its_Impact_on_Youth

5. Tripathi, D. (2018). Teenagers trapped in the virtual world of online gaming.   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326251276_Teenagers_Trapped_in_the_Virtual_World_of_Online_Gaming.

6. Tripathi, D. (2018). Development coverage by media.   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326251492_Development_coverage_by_media.

7. Tripathi, D. (2019). Policy and privacy settings.   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333533916_Policies_and_Privacy_Settings

8. Tripathi, D. and Singh, N.V. (2019).Cultural trends and consumption: Indian youth in digital world.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345983543_Cultural_Trends_and_Consumption_Indian_Youth_in_Digital_World

9. Tripathi, D. and Singh, N.V. (2019). Impact of social networking sites on electoral politics.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345983618_Impact_of_Social_Networking_Sites_on_Electoral_Politics-DT_and_NVS_2019

10. Tripathi, D. and Singh, N.V. (2019). Revisiting the Knowledge gap theory: Dynamism and risks of AI in adaptive learning https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339840008_Revisiting_the_Knowledge_Gap_Theory_Dynamism_and_Risks_of_AI_in_Adaptive_Learning

11. Tripathi, D. and Sachdeva, P. (2019).A Critical Education for 21st Century: A Study on Youth and Media literacy https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345983340_A_Critical_Education_for_21_st_Century_A_Study_on_Youth_and_Media_literacy

12. Tripathi, D. and Sachdeva, P. (2019). Is Fake News and Veracity Intermingled ?  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345983521_Is_Fake_News_and_Veracity_Intermingled

13. Tripathi, D. and Tandon, S. (2020). Online Platforms and Education: Scaling New Heights amidst Pandemic. Part 1 final (cec.nic.in)

14. Tripathi, D. and Tandon, S. (2020). Adaptive Learning in Digital Learning: A Prerequisite for National Education Policy,2020. Part 1 final (cec.nic.in) 

15. Tripathi, D. and Tandon, S. (2020). MOOCs and Blended Learning: The Future of Learning. CECApril2020.pdf

16. Tripathi, D. and Tandon, S. (2021). Can Open Education Resources ensure Equitable and Inclusive Education for all as envisioned by SDG 4 in a pandemic hit world?; Sustainable Development Goals, Tradepreneur Global Academic Platform, UK, First Edition, Pg. 132-145; ISBN No. 978-93-5473-218-8.  https://tradepreneur.org/publications 

Instructor bio

Dr. Durgesh Tripathi

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi

Dr. Durgesh Tripathi is the founding faculty member of the University School of Mass Communication (USMC) at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi. He has completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) in 2017. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Bhartendu Harishchandra Award (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India) for his academic contributions. His latest book is titled ‘Rethinking Media and Socio-Cultural Change: India and the Globe in times of Pandemic’ (2021) published by HP Hamilton Ltd., London, United Kingdom. ICSSR has also published two books of his books on Media and Youth Studies. His MOOCs Course titled ‘Society and Media’ has been launched on SWAYAM Platform (Ministry of  Education, Government of India) for the five consecutive time. It is the only MOOCs Course launched by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi under Government of NCT. 

Recently, Dr. Tripathi has been associated with an international project titled ‘The Room Where It Happens’ aimed at imparting Media Literacy Skills to Gen Z duly sponsored by the US Department of State. Dr. Tripathi was among the very few Indian academicians selected for the project in 2021. His research contributions encompass seven major research projects with the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Four) and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) (Three).  His latest project is titled ‘Open Education Resources and Impact Analysis: Study of Adaptive Learning Models Among Youth in Delhi’ (2021) was sponsored by ICSSR, Ministry of Education. He is the Co-Principal Investigator of ‘Communication and Media Studies’ for e-PG Pathshala, an initiative of the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) being executed by the UGC.

Dr. Tripathi’s research interests include Communication Research, Youth Studies, New Media, and Political Participation. He has also been invited for extension lectures at Shanghai International University, China; Burapha University, Thailand; Hallym University, Seoul, The Republic of South Korea; University of Teknologi Mara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, University of Bonn, Germany. He has also chaired a session at the 4th European International Conference at Antalya, Turkey. Dr. Tripathi presented his understanding of Digital Media, Youth, and Political Participation at the House of Commons (Parliament of Britain, UK). He has presented his understanding at numerous universities across India and abroad including University of Luxembourg, Queen’s University, UK, University of Saint Louis, Brussels, Belgium, University of Oregon, USA, University of Liverpool, London, UK, University of York, American University, Washington DC, USA among others.

Dr. Tripathi has been an ardent propagator of Online Education and Digital Inclusion in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in alignment with Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education for All). He has conducted more than 50 workshops for the Capacity Building of fellow academicians and research scholars in India and abroad. His lectures focus on 3Ds of Online Education i.e., Design, Development, and Delivery concept of MOOCs in prominent Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) including NAAC, Bangalore; Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi; University of Delhi, New Delhi; MIT-ADT University, Pune, Online University, Kyrgyzstan; Trinity University of Asia, Philippines; Asian Congress for Media and Communication, New Zealand among others. 

Course certificate


Internal Assessment: 30 Marks Through Assignments and MCQs

Exernal Assessment: 70 Marks Through Proctored Examination 

Total Marks: 100


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