Media and Communications units of study descriptions

Media and Communications

MECO1001 Australian Media Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1200wd Essay (30%), 1x1800wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO1002 Media and Communications Landscapes

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO1003 Principles of Media Writing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prohibitions: MECO2002 Assessment: 1x300wd news story (15%), 1x600wd news story (15%), 1x1500wd news portfolio (30%), 1x2hr exam (30%), workshop participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO2601 Radio Broadcasting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr workshop/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Media and Communications Prohibitions: MECO2001 Assessment: 1x400wd equivalent individual radio news writing and presentation exercise (20%), 1x2000wd equivalent live group radio production and documentation (40%), 1x2100wd critical listening and reflection journal (40%) Practical field work: Students are encouraged to join the University of Sydney Radio Society. This unit will involve substantial media production project work outside of class time. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO2603 Media Relations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from Media and Communications Prohibitions: MECO2003 Assessment: 1x1500wd Pitch (30%), 1x1500wd Portfolio (30%), 1x1500wd Presentation (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO2805 Media and Communications Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MECO2806 Media and Communications Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MECO2807 Media and Communications Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MECO2808 Media and Communications Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MECO3601 Video Production

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x 2hr workshop/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from Media and Communications Prohibitions: MECO3001 Assessment: 1x1300wd equivalent 80-sec news piece (25%), 1x2000wd equivalent 6-min video (50%), 1x1200wd analysis in exam format (25%) Practical field work: This unit will involve substantial group media production project work outside of class time. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO3602 Online Media

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points from Media and Communications Prohibitions: MECO3002 Assessment: 1x1500wd Web site project proposal & blog (25%), 1x1500wd equivalent Web feature (40%), 1x1500wd Online Essay (25%), Tutorial participation (10%) Practical field work: This unit will involve substantial group media production project work outside of class time. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO3603 Media, Law and Ethics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points and 6 Senior credit points from Media and Communications Prohibitions: MECO3003 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x1.5hr (1700wd equivalent) exam (35%), 1x800wd online posting (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO3605 Media Globalisation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points from Media and Communications Prohibitions: MECO3005 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x500wd equivalent Tutorial presentation/debate (20%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO3606 Advanced Media Writing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr workshop/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points and 6 Senior credit points from Media and Communications Prohibitions: MECO3006 Assessment: 1x250wd Oral Presentation (5%), 1x250wd Blog review (10%), 2x 125wd Blog comments (5%), 1x1000wd News feature (20%), 1x500wd Opinion column (10%), 1x250wd Oral feature pitch (5%), 1x2000wd Long feature (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO3609 Critical Practice in Media

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 36 Senior credit points from Media and Communications Assessment: 1x1000wd project proposal (20%), 1x5000wd research project (80%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
MECO3671 Media and Communications Internship

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Attendance will be required at a an introductory lecture and may be required at a program of industry talks Prerequisites: 30 Senior credit points from Media and Communications including MECO3603 Prohibitions: MECO3702, MECO3701 Assessment: Students must satisfy the requirements of an internship contract with their workplace, including attendance and performance, as evaluated through a workplace supervisor report, and submit a 2000wd internship journal, assessed by the department. Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only. Students may not enrol in MECO3671 prior to the second semester of their 3rd year.
MECO3672 Internship Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x3hr seminars/semester, 1x1hr introductory lecture Prerequisites: 36 Senior credit points from Media and Communications including MECO3603 Corequisites: MECO3671 Prohibitions: MECO3701, MECO3702 Assessment: 1x1000wd research proposal (20%), 1x4500wd Research essay (70%), peer comment equivalent to 500 wds (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students may not enrol in MECO3672 prior to the first semester of their 4th year.
MECO4011 Media and Communications Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x18000-20000wd thesis on approved topic (60%), 1x12000-13000wd written works (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Mid year enrolment is not available. Part time enrolment is not available. Students from other institutions may be accepted into the program, and are requested to provide samples of previous academic work as well as a proposal. Please contact the Honours coordinator, ideally by early November in the year prior to intended enrolment.
MECO4012 Media and Communications Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MECO4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MECO4013 Media and Communications Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MECO4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MECO4014 Media and Communications Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MECO4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day