Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: 3 Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week.
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
|Non Allowed Subjects:
|106-101 Contemporary Culture and Media; 106-106 Contemporary Culture and Everyday Life
|Core Participation Requirements:
|For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the 3Disability Liaison Unit website: 4http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Audrey Yue, Dr Fran Martin
This subject offers an introduction to contemporary cultural studies by focusing on the media and their effects in everyday life. It analyses film, television, new media, advertising and photography, considers their approaches across interacting registers of textuality, industry and social practice, and examines the relationships between these cultural forms and institutional sites and their practices in everyday life. This subject provides students with a reflexive understanding of the media's significance in contemporary cultural life and advanced critical skills through which to read and evaluate media discourses and texts. It also enables students to theorise many naturalised aspects of their own everyday media consumption in relation to the formations of identity and taste and to develop a grasp of the complex relationships between ideological formations and spectator pleasures.
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
An online multimedia essay of 1000 words 30% (due as scheduled throughout the semester), an advertisement/story-board/video (equivalent to 500 words) plus a 1000 word essay 35% (due mid-semester), an essay or video/website (equivalent to 500 words) plus a 1000 word essay 35% (due at the end of the semester). Students are advised to consult the following web address for details of assessment penalties which apply to this subject http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/policy/assessment/policy/penalties.html.
A subject reader and CD-ROM will be available.
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
|Students who successfully complete this subject will:
Students who have completed 106-101 Contemporary Culture & Media and/or 106-106 Contemporary Culture & Everyday Life are not eligible to enrol in this subject. This subject is recommended for Bachelor of Arts students wishing to complete a major in Cinema & Cultural Studies.
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications)
Cinema && Cultural Studies
Cinema and Cultural Studies
Cinema and Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies Major
Media and Communications
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