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COMN12-203: Mass Media

Description

This subject is designed to provide a thorough grounding in media theory and research through emphasis on media production, audiences and the effects of the media in society. Special emphasis is given to the ways in which news is selected, produced and disseminated. A variety of case studies offer students an opportunity to develop their personal and professional understanding of mass communications by using current research techniques, methods and procedures.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeCOMN12-203
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2017 [Standard]
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Explain how media exert effects on individuals and society, how media messages are produced and programmed, who controls the media, and the economics of the media industry.
2. Apply research methods in specific media contexts.
3. Work in a team to critically analyse and debate a media issue.
4. Write a research paper on a media topic.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens13/11/2016
Semester start16/01/2017
Subject start16/01/2017
Cancellation 1?30/01/2017
Cancellation 2?06/02/2017
Last enrolment29/01/2017
Last withdrawal?10/02/2017
Teaching census?10/02/2017
Standard
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018