Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Prerequisites:||Admission to postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in media and communication, Master of Global Media Communication, Master of Arts (Media and Communication) Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis, Master of Publishing and Communications|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Students who have previously completed 100-422 Media Writing: Rhetoric and Practice are not eligible to enrol in this subject.|
|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.
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CoordinatorDr Carolyne Lee
Developed from at least the fifth century BCE onwards, the metalanguage of rhetoric (writing on writing, or discourse on discourse) is today inextricably imbricated in both practices and critiques of media language. This subject examines the highly controversial history of rhetoric, always already embedded in philosophy, as well as its competing definitions, and various appearances, influences, and even metamorphoses, in writing practices and in theories of communication from the time of Aristotle through to the age of electronic media. At the same time, the subject addresses current practices of media writing within national and global media spheres. It views these through the lens of the metalanguage of rhetoric, encouraging critical engagement with both media writing and rhetorical theory, and most importantly with student's own writing practices.
Students who complete this subject will:
|Assessment:||Seminar paper of 1500 words: 20%, an original piece of appropriately-targeted media writing, of approx 1000 words 20% (due during the semester), a critical, theoretical essay of 2500 words: 60% (due at the end of the semester). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject.|
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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|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Media and Communications) |
Master of Arts (Media and Communication) Adv.Seminar & Shorter Thesis
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing
Master of Global Media Communication
Master of Publishing and Communications
Media and Communications |
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