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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore global media stories related to the coverage of sex scandals, war and the behaviour of celebrities. Through an examination of the psychological (Jungian/post-Jungian) properties of the more 'sensational' aspects of the media, students consider whether these spectacles are passing fads or recurring events rich in mythical symbolism. The broadcast and print media's preoccupation with ecstasy, the carnivalesque, grotesqueries, conspiracy, self disclosure and physical/verbal excess is discussed from a number of theoretical perspectives, but primarily through the lens of analytical psychology. Attendance at and participation in 80% of tutorials is required for students to pass this subject.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites 30 credit points of first year Media Studies, Cinema Studies or co-ordinator's approval


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