Media and Communications Landscapes (MECO1002)


The unit introduces students to the key ideas, trends, organisations and institutional bodies that shape and define the 'landscape' in which media and communications practitioners operate. It offers students an opportunity to gain a foundational understanding of the media and communication field in Australia that will be important for placing professional work done in media and communications in a social, cultural, historical, economic and political context.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd equivalent presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Additional Information

Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.