COM4131 - Contemporary media and communications theory
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader: David Holmes
The unit introduces key concepts and ideas in contemporary communications. The subject reviews the work of key theorists in communication and media studies, and outlines primary pathways in communication research such as representation theory, medium theory and network society studies. These modules provide resources for students to situate their own research and to contextualise contemporary communication practices. Students will also obtain skills to locate contemporary communications in an historical perspective.
Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
Assignment 1 - Research Essay (4000 words): 40% +
2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week
Off Campus Attendance Requirements
Students will be expected to participate for a minimum of one hour per fortnight in on-line discussion.