Units of Study

LNGS7274 - Media Discourse

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Robert Martin


"Sexy, healthy and 100% Australian-owned!" In this unit you will learn about discourse analytic approaches to media communication. The discourse of advertising and gender discourses in the media will form a special focus of the unit. Furthermore, we will explore the politics of media discourses, the ways in which social identities are constructed in the media, differences between communication in various media (print, radio, TV, Internet), the rhetoric of persuasion and the discourses of popular culture. The framework for the unit derives from functional linguistics and critical discourse analysis, as well as cultural studies.


1x5000wd assignment (100%)


Bell, A 1991 The Language of the News Media. London: Blackwell


1x2-hr seminar/week

A timetable is not available for this session.
Please refer to the list of Units of Study on the left-hand menu to view the units on offer for the relevant academic year.

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney