6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
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:
- Develop an awareness of the major trends affecting the production and distribution of global media forms;
- identify, observe and reflect on key issues involved in the reporting and news production at a global level;
- Understand how there are different models of journalism and the tensions and possibilities of these models;
- Work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes, including on online forums;
- Demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines;
- Demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current issues and media studies;
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of journalistic practices globally.
Within semester assessment: 100%
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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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.