International English Language Media

Subject EDUC90076 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: This subject examines the wide dissemination of English language media internationally and its effects. Topics include markets for English language newspapers in non-English speaking countries, construction of English language newspapers, news sources, global television (CNN, MTV, etc) and English language programs (sitcoms, hospital dramas, etc) in other cultures.
Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • understand the ways in which the target audience demographic shapes media texts;
  • be able to analyse the target market for which particular media texts are constructed; and
  • be aware how different cultures will read the same media texts differently.
Assessment: Essay 1: 1,500 words (40 per cent) due week 7

Essay 2: 2,500 words (60 per cent) due week 14
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of English as an International Language

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