Units of Study

SCLG2606 - Media in Contemporary Society

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Annette Falahey

Description

This unit will examine key issues and debates within current sociological writings on media in contemporary society. The tutorial discussions focus on media, including radio, film, television, video, print, news, current affairs programmes and advertising, all of which are considered in relation to media audiences. We will consider the research literature on the sociology of media in order to investigate methods of carrying out media research, particularly of media audience research. The aim is to encourage students to develop an informed understanding of media, including their own engagement with media in contemporary society, and to explore computer based technology as an educational tool for studying media in contemporary society.

Assessments

tutorial participation and oral equivalent of 1500wd (15%) and 1xposter equivalent 500wd (35%) and 1xtake-home exam (50%)

Textbooks

unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Prohibitions

SCLG2018, SCLG2537

Assumed Knowledge

ability to access internet and basic web browsing skills

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