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Unit name Researching Media and Communication
Unit code HEJ412
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and explain critical media theories, concepts and methods in your verbal and written work
  2. Drawing on these theories, identify and explain how media shapes our perception of the world around us in your verbal and written work
  3. 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
  4. Design and develop a research project that incorporates your understanding of the contemporary media and communication approaches presented in this unit.



Completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent


Teaching Pattern

Weekly Seminar (3 hours)


Task 1: Milestone tasks, 500 words (10%)

Task 2: Project proposal, 500 words (10%)

Task 3: In-class presentation, 2000 words equivalent (20%)

Task 4: Research methods project, 2000 words or equivalent (20%)

Task 5: Major project, 3000 words or equivalent (40%)

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