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Media, Culture, Power - Theories of Mass Communications (6 points)


Leader: Ned Rossiter

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)
Singapore Second semester 2003 (OCL)
South Africa Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Nineteenth and twentieth-century accounts of the relation between media, culture and power. Historically dominant political doctrines (liberal-democratic, conservative, marxist) and conceptualisations of society within which accounts of media have been framed. Different conceptions of the'individual','the people' and'the public'. The governance of populations and the role of media in the formative guidance of people's attributes, conduct and social relations.

Assessment: Essay one (1750 words): 40% + Essay two (1750 words): 40% + Examination (1000 words): 20%

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

Prerequisites: GSC1901, GSC1402 or equivalent

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