Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCommunications and Media Studies
OfferedSunway First semester 2013 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2013 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rose-Marie Bezuidenhout (Sth Africa); Dr Yeoh Seng Guan (Malaysia)


Previously coded COM3420


The unit introduces critical and practical approaches to research in the media and communications industries, presenting first a critical overview of the rationale for research practice in industry and academia, and then an outline of various traditions of inquiry. This material is followed by a series of lectures on specific quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. The material is framed within an ongoing review of key ethical and critical concepts.


Critical theory component - take home exam (1500 words); 30%
Ethics precis (1000 words); 20%
Student research projects (2000 words); 40%
Presentation Panel (oral); 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Rose-Marie Bezuidenhout (Sth Africa); Dr Yeoh Seng Guan (Malaysia)

Contact hours

One two-hour seminar per week.

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


ATS1279, ATS1280 (Clayton, Caufield)
AZA1279, AZA1433 or ATS1279, ATS1280 (South Africa)
ATS1277, ATS1278 (all other campuses)