Units of Study

MECO3605 - Media Globalisation

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Steven Maras

Description

This unit aims to demonstrate the complexity of media globalisation and to examine in depth some of the common assumptions associated with the term. While the unit will consider the impact of global market forces (i.e. cheap labour in developing countries, environmental issues, etc), it is interested in the dynamics of globalisation more generally, and media globalisation more specifically. Students can expect to appreciate that media globalisation is a complex proposal that involves formats, localisation, symbolic currency and negotiation.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x tutorial presentation/debate (20%), 1x2hr exam (40%)

Textbooks

It is recommended that students purchase a reader from the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from MECO units plus one of the following (MECO1002, WRIT1001, WRIT1002, ENGL1025, ENGL1007)
Note: Students enrolling from 2010 should plan to take MECO1002 as per degree regulations

Prohibitions

MECO3005

Additional Information

Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm)/BLaws, BSc (Media and Comm) students and, subject to departmental approval, students undertaking a major in Cultural Studies.

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