Study Programmes 2015-2016
Version 2014-2015
Media education
Duration :
15h Th
Number of credits :
Master degree in Economics1
Master degree in Management1
Master in Anthropology1
Master in Sociology1
Master in Motor Skills  : Physical Education1
Master in History1
Master in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Classics1
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English1
Master in History of Art and Archeology : General1
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : General1
Master in Philosophy1
Master en langues et lettres françaises et romanes, orientation générale, à finalité1
Master in Performing Arts1
Master in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, Teaching Focus1
Master in Biology of organism and ecology, in-depth approach1
Master in Chemical Sciences1
Master in Geographical Sciences, general orientation1
Master in Mathematical Sciences1
Master in Physical Sciences 1
Lecturer :
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
The course will address the following points: the distinction between media studies and education by the media; necessity, objectives and main methodologies of media studies; analysis of media-related messages (language used, presentation, typologies, technology, audiences, producers); practical activities; presentation of resources.
Learning outcomes of the course :
Because the media shapes public opinion, has an impact on our view of the world and has a role to play in the construction of identity, teachers have to contribute, regardless of the subject matter they are teaching, to creating responsible citizens, active spectators who are conscious of the process of how media-related messages are constructed; capable of distinguishing the mechanisms of representation and of defining the challenges they pose.
The course will not, however, present a series of "pedagogical recipes" applicable wholesale to higher secondary education. Rather, it will set out the possible paths which can stimulate a desire to learn about and with the media and how to teach them using a methodology constructed by teachers themselves and in line with their own objectives and interests.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
The course will be divided into 6 sessions, each addressing a particular type of media. Most theoretical ideas will be developed from the analysis of media documents requiring students' active participation. Attendance in class is therefore highly recommended.
The class will take place on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm in the GOTHOT Room (Place du 20 Août, Building A1).
Recommended or required readings :
- Syllabus (available from wednesday, september 24th on MyULg).
- Students are also requested to deepen their understanding by consulting the bibliography provided at the end of the syllabus.
- The ppt presentations will be available online (MyULg) after each session.
- The day before each session, a general plan of the session will be available online (MyULg). Students are requested to print this page out before each session. 
Assessment methods and criteria :
Students are assessed on their knowledge of the key notions and concepts presented in class, and their ability to use them in order to develop a critical analysis of a media document - i.e. on their ability to deconstruct the media document so as to understand its mechanisms (production, diffusion, reception).
The 2 hours written exam will take place in January 2015.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Students are requested to regularly consult the Cifen website ( as well as the notice boards (Place du 20 Août, Building A1, Second floor) for any additional information given during the year.
Contacts :
Jeremy Hamers: