Units of Study

SCLG2606 - Media in Contemporary Society

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sheleyah Ane Courtney
Phone: +61 2 9351 3080
Email: sheleyah.courtney@sydney.edu.au


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.


tutorial participation and 1500wd oral equivalent (15%) and 500wds equivalent poster (35%) and 2500wd take-home exercise (50%)


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


12 Junior credit points from Sociology


SCLG2018, SCLG2537

Assumed Knowledge

ability to access internet and basic web browsing skills


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