2007 HEJ102 Introduction to Media Studies

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HEJ102 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H On Campus 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [R2B] [R3A]
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DESCRIPTION

Introduces the interdisciplinary field of media studies. Students gain a foundation in key concepts, methods and theories in the study of media, communication and culture. Topics include: the history of media and communication theory, media structures and institutions; media industries and organisations; media texts and genres; audiences and `effects`; media and identity (class, gender, race, age); and the media and public interest. Students are encouraged to apply the theoretical vocabularies and skills of analysis covered in this unit to specific examples and to think critically about the role the mass media plays in contemporary societies such as Australia.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: minor assignment (20%), major essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2-hr lecture, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr Craig Norris (Coordinator)

FEES
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