Courses & Units

Media Cultures and Society HEJ208

Hobart

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
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator

Dr Donald Reid

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
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International students
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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

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key concepts and debates in media and cultural studies.
  2. Describe the impact of media practices, industries and texts on culture and society.
  3. Analyse how media informs and contributes to the formation of identity for individuals and groups in various cultural contexts.
  4. Design a research project to investigate the role of participatory media practices in the formation and communication of identity in various social contexts.

Fees

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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Teaching

Assessment

Task 1: Presentation, 1800 words (30%)

Task 2: Case Study, 1800 words (30%)

Task 3: Digital Ethnography project, 2000 words or equivalent (40%)

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Textbooks

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