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Youth Media (6 points)


Leader: To be advised

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit examines the construction of the youth audience/consumer; the development of new media narratives; and the associated reading and consumption practices of youth. Youth narratives are examined as sites of pleasure and contestation for an emerging citizenry in an increasingly converging and globalised environment. Areas of study include virtual reality, Internet sites, music video, animation, soap opera, sitcom, hybrid current affairs and magazines.

Assessment: Oral presentation: 15% + Written paper (2000 words): 30% + Essay (2500 words): 55%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

Prerequisites: GSC1901 and GSC1402 or equivalent

Prohibitions: GSC3416

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