Courses & Units

Researching Media and Communication HEJ412

Hobart

Introduction

This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their own research and to locate their work in relation to contemporary and historical approaches.

Summary

Unit name Researching Media and Communication
Unit code HEJ412
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Doctor Donald Reid
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours

Availability

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

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and explain critical media theories, concepts and methods in your verbal and written work
  • Drawing on these theories, identify and explain how media shapes our perception of the world around us in your verbal and written work
  • Identify ‘new’ problems within the discipline’s foundational questions to develop research questions that address contemporary social and cultural challenges in a local and/or global context
  • Design and develop a research project that incorporates your understanding of the contemporary media and communication approaches presented in this unit.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100703 $3,657.00 $1,716.00 not applicable $4,890.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

AssessmentAssignment (10%)|Project Proposal (10%)|Project (20%)|Presentation (20%)|Project (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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