Courses & Units

Reporting Asia HMA360

Hobart

Note:

Students are not required to have any previous knowledge of media, Asian studies, or politics.

Introduction

How to understand the media, news, and reporting is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. At the same time, any analysis of the media needs to take into account reporting of Asia and from Asia.

In this unit, you will explore terms like “fake news”, ‘post-truth world”, social media, “Mainstream media”; topics such as soft power, censorship, propaganda; and the impact of technology – all within the context of Asian Studies.

Visual literacy' is one of the key themes of this unit. You will examine key images from Asia and their impact, construction and possible meanings.

Summary

Unit name Reporting Asia
Unit code HMA360
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Kaz Ross, guest lecturers

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090399

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1-hr lecture, 1.5-hr tutorial, weekly (13 wks).

Assessment

Short written assignments totaling 1500 words (30%);
Report 1500 words (30%);
Take-home exam (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

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