MECM10003 Media and Society
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 170-hours across the semester, including class time.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
100-100 Introduction to Media and Communications; MECM20007 Media and Society
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Bjorn Nansen
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject provides students with a thematic overview of the study of media and communications. The subject addresses the production and distribution of media and the work of media audiences in historical and contemporary contexts. It engages students in debates over the relative analytical power of such approaches as the economics of the media industry and the relations between media, politics and public life. It encourages students to develop their critical capacities by enlarging their understanding of both the empirical nature of the media and the range of theoretical approaches to them.
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On completion of the subject students should be able to:
A short engagement with key foundational ideas for the study of media and society, comprising 1000 words, (due early in the semester) 25%; a textual analysis, comprising 1500 words, (due mid-semester) 35%; and a final essay, comprising 1500 words, (due in the examination period) 40%.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will:
This subject is not available to students enrolled in 105-MC Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)
|Graduate Certificate in Arts - Media and Communications |
Media and Communications