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Popular culture and contemporary communication 3A (6 points)



Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject deconstructs the visual language/s of popular culture by exploring the notion that film, television, magazines, fashion, advertising, comics, computer graphics and the internet are amongst the most powerful and persuasive communicators of ideas, attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes in our contemporary world. Using the techniques of semiotics and contemporary theory students learn to interpret and deconstruct the meaning of the various mediums of popular culture.

Assessment: Tutorial paper: 40% + Two essays: 60%

Contact Hours: Two 1 hour lectures and one tutorial per week

Prerequisites: 2 second-year level TAD units

Prohibitions: TAD3217

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