Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitNational Centre For Australian Studies
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Mark Poole (semester 1); Dr Jinna Tay (semester 2)


Previously coded COM5006


This unit introduces students to the changing relationships between the media, telecommunications and computing industries. It investigates the practices of electronic publishing and its impact on the communications industry. The unit profiles both traditional media such as the book, print and broadcasting in the light of new forms of content delivery such as the web, wireless and digital broadcasting. It also explores the challenges of developing and delivering high-quality, user-focused content in a digital environment, including social media.


Research essay (4500 words): 50%
Two papers (2250 words each): 40%
Seminar presentation and participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mark Poole (semester 1)
Dr Jinna Tay (semester 2)

Contact hours

2 hours (one 2 hour seminar) per week