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Media Studies (6 points)


Leader: Dr Robert Briggs/Philip Dearman (Gippsland, OCL), Leanne White

Berwick First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2003 (Day)
Hong Kong 2-60 2004 (OCL)
Berwick First semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)
Singapore First semester 2004 (OCL)
South Africa First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduces techniques for describing and analysing the production, distribution and reception, as well as the formal properties, of media texts. Focuses on 'mass media' as a set of relationships between owners, producers, texts and audiences. Introduces these relationships in connection with studies of power and influence, focusing on particular dimensions of difference and inequality in social life. Areas of study include news production, textual analysis, media ownership and diversity, film and sport.

Assessment: Essay (1000 words): 20% + Essay (2000 words): 30% + Tutorial presentation: 10% + Attendance and participation: 10% + Examination (2 hours): 30%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial) per week

Prohibitions: GSC1402

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