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SCY3021 - Media, Communications and Societies

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will investigate the role of the popular media in the social construction of reality including such issues as the social distribution of knowledge; political dimensions of the information industry; competing ideologies with competing technologies; legitimation (or subversion) of the status quo; the construction and dissemination of cultural symbolism, myths and stereotypes. This will involve regular viewing of films and videos in the lecture periods.


Class tests (1 hour): 30%
Research report (2500 words): 50%
Oral presentation (equivalent 1000 words): 20%
Third-year students will be expected to demonstrate a greater degree of theoretical insight, conceptualisation and original thought in their written work.

Contact hours

2 hour Seminar per week


A first-year sequence in Sociology or permission