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MDIA 2306 - Approaches to Media

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study, including 3 units of MDIA Level I courses
Incompatible: MDIA 3303
Assessment: Attendance and participation (10%), news content analysis (20%), textual analysis (30%), essay (40%)
Syllabus:

This course examines the different traditions within media theory. It maps the major theoretical traditions of the field including political economy and communication theories, textual theories and audience theories. It considers the impacts of digital networked communication and how they might be thought about. It also investigates the social and cultural processes implicated in the production and consumption of media forms. Issues range from the political economy of the media, the significance of ownership, the negotiations of power and the relative positions of citizens, corporations and the State. Students will consider a number of key concepts, and examine the writings of several key thinkers working in and around this field. They will also be encouraged to compare and contrast different approaches, so that they are able to recognise the different theoretical concerns and emphases in play. Discussion will range across a selection of themes and issues, from the more traditional (e.g. debates about ideology and signification) to the more contemporary (e.g. debates about privacy and surveillance).

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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 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20323 LE01 180 51 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20353 SG08 19 5 8 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 9am - 11am Napier, 144, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 9am - 11am Napier, 144, Teaching Room
20354 SG07 19 2 9 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 3pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 25 Oct Friday 1pm - 3pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
20355 SG06 19 14 9 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 3pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 25 Oct Friday 3pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
20356 SG05 19 3 9 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 10am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 25 Oct Friday 10am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20357 SG04 19 FULL 8 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 10am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 10am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20358 SG03 20 FULL 7 Aug - 18 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 6pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 23 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 6pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
20359 SG02 20 2 8 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 308, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 308, Teaching Room
20360 SG01 20 FULL 7 Aug - 18 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 23 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room