CRITICAL EVENT STUDIES - 2020/1
Module code: MAN3152
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Critical Event Studies is a growing field, not just within event management and event studies, but across the traditional and digital social sciences. This module considers the wide variety of research approaches being used by academics from around the world, whose interests lie within the reach of this emerging field. The content uses one or more case examples to present and discuss different methodological approaches applicable to research within critical event studies. Students will find inspiration and critical reflection on methodology that can support their own projects.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
BERRIDGE Graham (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: N820
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes but this may change to reflect emerging topics:
Problems of Involvement and Detachment: A Critical Approach to Researching Live Event Experiences
Creating Critical Festival Discourse Through Flexible Mixed Methodological Research Design
The Rewards and Risks of Historical Events Studies Research
Space and Memory in the Event
Constructions of Identities in Media Reporting Surrounding Mega Sports Events
Examining Parasport Events Through the Lens of Critical Disability Studies
Participatory Research: Case Study of a Community Event
Researching from the Inside: Autoethnography and Critical Event Studies
An Ethnographic Approach to the Taking Place of the Event
Experience Sampling Methods in Critical Event Studies: Theory and Practice
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||CRITICAL EVENT STUDIES ABSTRACT 250 WORDS||20|
|Coursework||ESSAY AND DISCUSSION 2000 WORDS||80|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a detailed and accurate understanding of theory, models and frameworks relevant to the critical analysis of events.
It comprises 1) a 250 word abstract of a CES research topic (briefing) and 2) an ESSAY with accompanying student led discussion.
- To understand different methods for research into all event types
- To critique the theories and operations of event management
- To use idea-generation techniques to question the way things are and seek possible solutions
|001||Use theoretical models to to develop and enhance socially conscious critical thinking||KCT|
|002||Develop reflexivity in the study and analysis of events||CP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The teaching and learning strategy is designed to:
• Increase students understanding of critical event studies
• Increase students ability to analyse events
• Increase students ability to synthesise material
• Increase students confidence in presenting their ideas
• Increase students ability to research different event types
The teaching and learning methods include:
• Interactive lectures with support material and reinforcement (lectures in 3 hour blocks weekly)
Research site visits
• Group work
• Formative feedback sessions –this will be provided through group work and presentations in class where students will also be asked to critically comment on each other’s performance.
• Case studies
• Guest lectures to provide links between theory and practice
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for CRITICAL EVENT STUDIES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man3152
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