Courses & Units

Media Cultures and Society HEJ208

Introduction

The connection between technology and culture has never been greater. Screen, digital media, and networking platforms are changing the practices and forms of expression that represent and reflect culture and society.

By investigating the production, use and circulation of various media, this unit examines the cultural and social implications for creative expression, communication and representation.

Summary

Unit name Media Cultures and Society
Unit code HEJ208
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Doctor Donald Reid
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key concepts and debates in media and cultural studies
  • Describe the impact of media practices, industries and texts on culture and society
  • Analyse how media informs and contributes to the formation of identity for individuals and groups in various cultural contexts
  • Design a research project to investigate the role of participatory media practices in the formation and communication of identity in various social contexts
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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Teaching

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 )

AssessmentMedia, Culture and Society Presentation and Reflexive Essay (30%)|Identity Formation in Australia (30%)|Ethnographic Report (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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