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MFCO409 Advanced Media History

Developments in the history of broadcasting during the past century and the history of other media. Interactions among media institutions, technological developments, cultural identity, and social context. Different approaches to writing media history.

There will be a particular focus on the recent history of media and communication policy in New Zealand.

Paper title Advanced Media History
Paper code MFCO409
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
54 300-level MFCO points
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Gain an advanced understanding of media history, especially the history of television and radio in different contexts
  • Gain a critical understanding of broadcast policy in New Zealand and place the New Zealand experience in a global context
  • Compare developments in New Zealand with events in other countries
  • Situate historical developments in political, social, economic and cultural contexts
  • Apply academic skills and methods to a major research project and to learn to enhance the significance of a project by engaging scholarly debates and discussions
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Hugh Slotten
Paper Structure
We will explore the complex interaction among media institutions, technological developments, cultural identity and social context.

Assessment:
  • Participation in discussions 10%
  • Proposal and annotated bibliography 20%
  • Research essay 35%
  • Journal 20%
  • Presentation 15%
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is delivered through seminars. Students are expected to participate in and lead discussion and take an active part in class sessions as independent learners.
Textbooks
Course reader
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

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

Developments in the history of broadcasting during the past century and the history of other media. Interactions among media institutions, technological developments, cultural identity, and social context. Different approaches to writing media history.

There will be a particular focus on the recent history of media and communication policy in New Zealand.

Paper title Advanced Media History
Paper code MFCO409
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
54 300-level MFCO points
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Hugh Slotten
Paper Structure
We will explore the complex interaction among media institutions, technological developments, cultural identity and social context.

Assessment:
  • Participation in discussions 10%
  • Proposal and annotated bibliography 20%
  • Research essay 35%
  • Journal 20%
  • Presentation 15%
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is delivered through seminars. Students are expected to participate in and lead discussion and take an active part in class sessions as independent learners.
Textbooks
Course reader.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, 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
  • Gain an advanced understanding of media history, especially the history of television and radio in different contexts
  • Gain a critical understanding of broadcast policy in New Zealand and place the New Zealand experience in a global context
  • Compare developments in New Zealand with events in other countries
  • Situate historical developments in political, social, economic and cultural contexts
  • Apply academic skills and methods to a major research project and to learn to enhance the significance of a project by engaging scholarly debates and discussions

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018

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