Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Rebeka Sullivan


Previously coded COM3413


As for ATS2451.


On successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. understanding of the policy approach to communications and culture;
  2. ability to identify the key rhetorics informing media regulation and the ways in which they function within and through particular policy;
  3. knowledge of the historical development of the general communications sector;
  4. understanding of the significance of globalisation, convergence and deregulation as challenges facing cultural and communications policy;
  5. developed understanding of the historical rise of the nation-state and of the implications of that history for the development of communications policy;
  6. a strong grasp of the complex inter-relationship of communications industries with political, economic, technical, cultural and social forces at national, regional and international levels;
  7. ability to conduct independent research.


Assignment 1 (1000 words): 25%
Assignment 2 (1500 words): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Rebeka Sullivan

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



ATS1277 and ATS1278, or equivalent


ATS2451, COM2413, COM3413, GSC3413