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Media Text: Practices and Audiences (6 points)


Leader: Dr Mary Griffiths

Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: An analysis of realism as a regime of truth in a range of examples chosen from familiar media forms: news reporting, photographs, reality TV, community advice, documentary, soap operas, policy speeches, commentary and advertising. Medical, pornographic, scientific, historical and legal regimes of representation are studied as technologies through which audiences are provided with ways to think about themselves and others.

Assessment: Dossier (2500 words): 60% + Examination (2 hours): 30% + Participation: 10%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture,1-hour tutorial)

Prerequisites: COM1010 and COM1020 or equivalents

Prohibitions: COM3409, GSC2409, GSC3409

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