This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their own research and to locate their work in relation to contemporary and historical approaches.
|Unit name||Researching Media and Communication|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Craig Norris
Dr Craig Norris
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Critically analyse key concepts and debates in media and communication
- Critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of different research methods and approaches theories, methods and approaches used to study them.
- Critically analyse and communicate findings from a research sample
- Design, research and write a literature review on a chosen topic
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $1,671.00||2020: $4,890.00||100703|
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- Completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent
Three-hour weekly seminar (weeks 1-13)
2,000 word analytical essay (25%)
Oral Presentation (20%)
Methods Analysis (25%)
Literature review (30%)
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