Courses & Units

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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Doctor Gemma Blackwood
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

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

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern

On Campus

Weekly online content including Lectures and activities (4 hours)

Weekly  scheduled classroom tutorial (60 minutes)

Off Campus

Weekly online content including Lectures and activities (4 hours)

Weekly scheduled web conference tutorial (60 minutes)

AssessmentOnline Journal (30%)|Short Essay (30%)|Reflexive Essay (40%)
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