Units of Study
SCLG2606 - Media in Contemporary Society
Semester 1, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Sheleyah Ane Courtney
Phone: +61 2 9351 3080
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
ability to access internet and basic web browsing skills
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for SCLG2606
|Class||Media in Contemporary Society|
|Session||Semester 1 2014|
|Convenor||Dr Sheleyah Ane Courtney|
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