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MDIA 1002 - Introduction to Media

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Online test 10%, Digital media analysis 30%, Major essay 50%, Participation 10%.
Syllabus:

This course explores why digital media is being seen as creatively, socially, and politically transformative. What is 'collective intelligence' and how is it empowered by digital tools? How are 'amateur' media makers impacting on mainstream media practices? This course explores the important questions being asked about new digital technologies and encourages critical, reflexive thinking about social media sites. It addresses the links between earlier communication forms and media institutions, through to contemporary digital and mobile technologies. Functioning as an introduction to the Bachelor of Media degree and the Media Major in the Bachelor of Arts, this core course orientates students to the key ideas they will develop through their studies. For students outside the media programs, this course introduces students to forms of media interactivity and methods of media analysis, as well as selected theories and debates about media's historical role in shaping social, cultural, economic, and political relations.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10241 LE01 290 21 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 10am - 12pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 10am - 12pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10243 TU10 31 1 6 Mar - 3 Apr Wednesday 11am - 12pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
1 May - 29 May Wednesday 11am - 12pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
10244 TU09 29 FULL 5 Mar - 2 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
30 Apr - 28 May Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
10245 TU08 30 FULL 5 Mar - 2 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
30 Apr - 28 May Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
10246 TU07 30 FULL 5 Mar - 2 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
30 Apr - 28 May Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
10247 TU06 29 FULL 8 Mar - 5 Apr Friday 11am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
3 May - 31 May Friday 11am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
10248 TU05 31 1 7 Mar - 4 Apr Thursday 11am - 12pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
2 May - 30 May Thursday 11am - 12pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
10249 TU04 29 FULL 5 Mar - 2 Apr Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
30 Apr - 28 May Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
10250 TU03 29 FULL 8 Mar - 5 Apr Friday 10am - 11am Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
3 May - 31 May Friday 10am - 11am Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
10251 TU02 29 6 6 Mar - 3 Apr Wednesday 9am - 10am Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
1 May - 29 May Wednesday 9am - 10am Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
18980 TU12 30 21 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite