COMMUNICATION IN CONTEXT

MST5CMC

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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students will be provided with a grounding in critical approaches to the media. We will take a broadly historical approach and deal with both theoretical and empirical approaches to the media using a case study approach. In this subject, we will explore the ways in which the media and its audiences have been conceptualised and investigated within Social Science and Communications research. Examples might include empirical approaches to early film and radio research, and the development of policy in emergent media forms.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Benson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a Masters by coursework

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will develop an understanding of selected critical approaches to media and communication studies

Activities:
Students will read selected works of media and communication theory and commentary upon these theories
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

02. Students critically examine selected theories of communication and media

Activities:
Students will work in a team to present a critical seminar on a particular approach to communication and media
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving

03. Students examine of one approach of their choice selected from a prescribed list

Activities:
Students produce an extended piece of writing about their selected critical approach to c0mmunication or media
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

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