COM4002 - Communications and Media History
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Not offered in 2008
In this subject we journey through the history of communications and media form the genesis of the mass circulation press development to the new media of the 21st century. The subject will provide students with an appreciation of how technological advances, decisions by policy-makers, and broader forces have influenced that evolution. In turn, the subject also provides students with a chance to consider how the media's coverage of important public debates and controversies has helped shape society. In the major research essay students will have the opportunity to investigate media coverage of a major issue or event in Australian history.
Upon completion of this subject students should:
Class participation and attendance (1000 words equivalent): 10%; Seminar introduction (1000 words equivalent): 10%; 2 x Short essays (2000 words each): 40%; Major research essay (4000 words): 40%
2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week