This unit introduces you to the complex and diverse relationships between media texts and audiences. You will engage with key theories in audience studies and explore a range of topics including media effects, citizen journalism, children’s media, and fan cultures. The unit will provide you with a strong foundation in media analysis, challenge you to rethink what it means to ‘be’ an audience, and encourage you to explore the relationship between media and social change.
|Unit name||Texts and Audiences|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Journalism, Media and Communications|
Dr Erin Hawley
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2018: $805.00||2018: $2,284.00||100799|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
1 hour lecture weekly
1 hour tutorial weekly
1 hour online activity weekly
1 hour lecture weekly (recorded)
Online engagement (including online activities and discussions)
Research essay, 1500 words – 40%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
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