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Media Text: Practices and Audiences (6 points)


Leader: Mary Griffiths

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)

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: GSC1402, GSC1901 or equivalent

Prohibitions: GSC3409

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