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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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Organisational Unit

Communications and Media Studies


Dr Daniel Black



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


Through an in-depth analysis of current issues impacting upon international media and communications, this unit provides students with an understanding of the key quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches deployed in the discipline of Communications and Media Studies. This unit presents students with the opportunity to gain empirical and policy-based research skills, together with an awareness of the social and political issues of traditional and new media communications. Issues covered include, for example, the convergence of media and communications industries, international and national legislation, intellectual property regimes, and the 'public interest'.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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