This unit offers an introduction to the history and theory of media and communications studies. Students will gain a foundation in key concepts, methodologies and theorists in the field. They will also explore the interdisciplinary roots of media and communications studies and acquire basic research skills. By the end of the unit students should be familiar with major shifts in the history and theory of media and communications studies and with basic concepts and methodologies in the field.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1200wd Essay (30%), 1x1800wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (30%)