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HPP310

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HIR301 Great Power Foreign Policies
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR302 International Security
HIR303 International Relations of Asia
HIR304 Order, Violence and Justice
HIR305 Australian Foreign Policy
HIR306 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR307 Global Political Economy
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR308 International Cooperation
HIR309 Third World Development Politics
HIR310 Global Environmental Governance
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR311 Approaches to International Relations
HPP301 Understanding Governance
HPP302 Understanding Public Policy
HPP305 Business-Government Relations
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP306 Green Politics, Parties and Governance
HPP308 Sustainable Community Governance
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP309 Political Activism and Community Engagement
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP310 Media and Politics
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP311 Social Policy in Welfare States
HPP312 Australian Environmental Politics and Policy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP313 Landmarks in Political Science
HPP314 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HPP315 American Politics
HPP316 Parliamentary Internship
HPP317 Public Sector Internship
HPP318 Special Topic in Politics and International Relations
HPP320 Women, Politics and Power
HPP321 Sex. Drugs and Toxic Waste: The Politics of Risk and Regulation
HSD711 Research Thesis B
HSP300 Special Topic in Policing
HSP314 Policing Practices
HSP322 Contemporary Social Issues and 'At Risk' Populations B
HSP323 Social Conflict Resolution C
HSP325 Social Research in Professional Practice A
HSP326 Social Research in Professional Practice B
HSP327 Social Research in Professional Practice C
HSP332 Contemporary Social Issues and 'At Risk' Populations B
HSP333 Social Conflict Resolution C

2013 HPP310 Media and Politics

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPP210

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

Provides students with a broad introduction to the increasingly intimate relationships between media and politics. The unit critically analyses key ideas on the role of the media in politics, including the democratic and propaganda models of media. It examines the ways in which media ownership patterns, the structure and organisation of media reporting, the relationship between 'spin doctors' and politicians, opinion polling, and image-making shape the political and electoral process. The implications for politics of 'globalisation' and new media (satellite, digital and internet casting) are also considered. Key case studies of the dynamic relationship between media and politics is drawn from Australia, the United Kingdom and other European countries, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 2,500-word essay (40%), tutorial participation and report (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%)
300 level: 3,000-word essay (40%), tutorial participation and report (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly)

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
   Fully online - I,N,L,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - I,N,L,W,H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 1 Introductory HSG, HIR or HPP unit
M.Excl HPP210 HEJ211/311 HSD203/303

STAFF: Dr William Bostock (Co-ordinator)

FEES
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KEY

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