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ATS1279: Media and culture

Faculty of Arts

Media and culture

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This unit introduces students to the core concepts and theoretical traditions within media studies including political economy, textual analysis, empirical studies and cultural studies. These are aligned with historical and contemporary examples of social, economic and political debates about media industries and audiences. Students also examine the ways in which power and influence are exercised through media in cultural and social life.


1 - Analytical Exersice - 30% 2 - Annotated bibliography - 30% 3 - Essay - 40%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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