University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 1014OL - Key Concepts in Media Studies Online

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: Online
Contact: Up to 3 hours structured learning activity per week, completed to students' own schedule
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: MDIA 1002
Assessment: Online quiz, Digital Media Analysis, Essay, Participation in online activities

This wholly online 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, and contemporary digital and mobile technologies. 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. Designed to allow students to proceed through the weekly content at their own pace and in their own time, this course allows students to develop key literacies in media studies through online learning.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

Study Level

Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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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 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
29364 01OL 90 7 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.