Units of Study

LNGS7274 - Media Discourse

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Robert Martin

Description

"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.

Assessments

1x5000wd assignment (100%)

Textbooks

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

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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