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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week, 7 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Students should be eligible for study at the 4th or 5th year level.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:||This subject is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of various developments, perspectives and issues in the study of media and everyday life. Students begin by looking at the time-space arrangements of daily social life, before going on to consider the organisation of interaction and the construction of meaning in day-to-day media use. Several theoretical approaches (eg. structuration theory, phenomenology, social semiotics) and modes of inquiry (eg. discourse analysis, ethnography) are discussed and illustrated. Selected examples of media use in everyday life will include television viewing, Internet and telephone communications, and the reading of popular fiction and magazines. Students are encouraged to relate the academic work they encounter in this subject to their own experiences of daily social life, and they will also have the opportunity to carry out their own critical investigations of media use in routine social settings.|
|Assessment:||An essay of 2000 words 40% (due mid-semester), a media report of 3000 words 60% (due at the end of semester). Students must attend at least 80% of classes to be eligible for assessment.|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available. |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Media and Communications) |
Master of Global Media Communication
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communication)
Media and Communications |
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