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MFCO313 Culture, Politics, Policy and Global Media

Bringing together issues of theory and praxis, this paper concerns the impact of global media on politics, culture and everyday life as well as the organisation of global media, industrial and cultural practices in the information age. What is a media event? Who is in control of the media? How do the media shape culture and politics?

We will examine the complex local, national and global relationships that have developed in response to world-wide processes.

Paper title Culture, Politics, Policy and Global Media
Paper code MFCO313
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level MFCO or FIME points
Restriction
FIME 303
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Hugh Slotten
Paper Structure
The paper is organised into three sections or modules:
  • The first module will focus on the flow of media products on a global scale. We will especially be interested in studying the problem of media imperialism
  • The second module will explore major issues connected with the problem of global media ownership
  • The third module will primarily analyse the Internet and global media policy
Assessment:
  • Tutorial participation 10%
  • Tutorial presentation 10%
  • Research essay 35%
  • Essay proposal and annotated bibliography 20%
  • Final exam 25%
Teaching Arrangements
Two lectures and one tutorial per week
Textbooks
Thussu, Daya Kishan. International Communication: Continuity and Change (2nd edition).

Course readings on Blackboard
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Discuss debates about the meaning and significance of globalisation
  • Gain a better appreciation of the flow of news, entertainment and information between different regions of the world
  • Appreciate the significance of transnational corporations and their political, cultural and social impact
  • Understand the policy-making agenda that shapes contemporary global media
  • Understand the impact of globalising forces in local contexts
  • Understand how different countries have participated in and/or resisted the globalisation of media production

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 18-21
T2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 18-21
T3 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 18-21
T4 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 18-21

Bringing together issues of theory and praxis, this paper concerns the impact of global media on politics, culture and everyday life as well as the organisation of global media, industrial and cultural practices in the information age. What is a media event? Who is in control of the media? How do the media shape culture and politics?

We will examine the complex local, national and global relationships that have developed in response to world-wide processes.

Paper title Culture, Politics, Policy and Global Media
Paper code MFCO313
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
18 200-level MFCO or FIME points
Restriction
FIME 303
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Hugh Slotten
Paper Structure
The paper is organised into three sections or modules:
  • The first module will focus on the flow of media products on a global scale. We will especially be interested in studying the problem of media imperialism
  • The second module will explore major issues connected with the problem of global media ownership
  • The third module will primarily analyse the Internet and global media policy
Assessment:
  • Tutorial participation 10%
  • Tutorial presentation 10%
  • Research essay 35%
  • Essay proposal and annotated bibliography 20%
  • Final exam 25%
Teaching Arrangements
Two lectures and one tutorial per week.
Textbooks
Thussu, Daya Kishan. International Communication: Continuity and Change (2nd edition).

Course readings on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Discuss debates about the meaning and significance of globalisation
  • Gain a better appreciation of the flow of news, entertainment and information between different regions of the world
  • Appreciate the significance of transnational corporations and their political, cultural and social impact
  • Understand the policy-making agenda that shapes contemporary global media
  • Understand the impact of globalising forces in local contexts
  • Understand how different countries have participated in and/or resisted the globalisation of media production

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-20
T2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-20
T3 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-20
T4 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-20