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2013 HEJ338 Cult Media

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Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HEJ338 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* 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).

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DESCRIPTION

This unit will develop the student's ability to analyse the production and consumption of 'cult media' content and information across multiple platforms and spaces. Three areas will be addressed: 'theory' establishes the current approaches explaining cross-platform entertainment and virtual/real space hybridity, 'world building' explores cult media franchises that have created rich worlds across virtual and real spaces, and 'audiences' focuses on the participation of individuals and communities within these cult media spaces. This unit will expand the media studies tool kit introduced in earlier units by advancing theories such as textual analysis through transmedia navigation, political economy through the public sphere, and audience analysis through fan studies. These approaches will give students the tools they need to negotiate the boundaries and opportunities that comprise today's cult media flows.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

1,000 word interpretive questions (20%), 2,500 word equivalent media presentation (40%), and 2,000 word exegesis (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Five hours fortnightly

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

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - H
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options

INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq HEJ101AND HEJ102

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr Craig Norris (Coordinator)

FEES
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KEY

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