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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Gemma Blackwood|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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
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|Assessment||Journal (30%)|Short essay questions (30%)|Essay (40%)|
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