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Media, Self, Identity HEJ112



The shift from mass communication to mass self-communication is one of the most important shifts in recent human society. Mobile communication networks allow us to produce and share content like never before which is challenging and changing our notions of our public, private and secret selves and our understandings of individuality and community. In this unit, we explore and challenge our understanding of how our use of communication technology is transforming ourselves and our world.


Unit name Media, Self, Identity
Unit code HEJ112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr Gemma Blackwood

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key concepts and debates in media and cultural studies.
  2. Analyse and evaluate media texts from theoretical and practical perspectives.
  3. Discuss how media informs and represents identity.
  4. Reflect on and evaluate your theoretical and practical approach to the production of media content.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100700 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Task 1: Online Journal, 1200 words total (30%)

Task 2: Short Analysis, 1200 words (30%)

Task 3: Reflexive Essay, 1800 words (40%)

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