AMU3810 - Understanding trends in global media - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Malaysia School of Arts and Social Sciences


Dr Ghislaine Lewis

Not offered in 2017


This unit aims to provide a detailed exploration of emergent and dominant trends in the production, distribution and consumption of global media. It will contextualize key theoretical frameworks and media issues in order to obtain a critical insight into the trends and ruptures in globalising media forms.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. Develop an awareness of the major trends affecting the production and distribution of global media forms;
  2. identify, observe and reflect on key issues involved in the reporting and news production at a global level;
  3. Understand how there are different models of journalism and the tensions and possibilities of these models;
  4. Work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes, including on online forums;
  5. Demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines;
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current issues and media studies;
  7. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of journalistic practices globally.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 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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Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.