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COM4040(H) - Current Issues in International Media and Communications

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Simone Murray


Berwick First semester 2007 (Day)


Through an in-depth analysis of current issues impacting upon international media and communications, this unit provides students with an understanding of the key quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches deployed in the discipline of Communications and Media Studies. This unit presents students with the opportunity to gain empirical and policy-based research skills, together with an awareness of the social and political issues of traditional and new media communications. Issues covered include, for example, the convergence of media and communications industries, international and national legislation, intellectual property regimes, and the 'public interest'.