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MFCO441 Special Topic: Digital Asia

Digital Asia provides an opportunity for students to engage critically and creatively with contemporary approaches to Asian digital media and communications.

The paper examines the role of digital communications media in the constitution of 'Asia' as a coherent cultural geographical space. Topics discussed in this paper include mediated representations of Asia as 'Oriental', techno-Orientalism, post-humanism and intersections between Asian media and gender and Queer politics. Digital Asia considers multiple modes for engaging with Asia via representations including cinematic, televisual and blogged modes.

Paper title Special Topic: Digital Asia
Paper code MFCO441
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
54 300-level MFCO points
Notes
May not be credited with MFCO 332 when taken with the same content.
Eligibility
At 400-level students must have completed the requisite 300-level papers.
Paper Structure
  • Placing Asia
  • Techno-Asia
  • Asia as Resource
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication; Critical Thinking; Global Perspective; Information Literacy; Interdisciplinary Perspective; Lifelong Learning; Research; Scholarship; Self-Motivation; Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Teaching Arrangements
Lecture and Tutorial
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify key academic approaches to media and communications in Asia - including critical theoretical, socio-historical and political-economic
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge, and critical understanding, of 'Asia' as a social construct, constituted particularly via contemporary communications media
  • Apply a range of interdisciplinary approaches to research and analyse contemporary Asian communications institutions, practices and issues
  • Employ appropriate strategies for communicating research data to a range of audiences, including non-academic audiences
  • Reflect on the ethics of researching Asian communications
  • Comprehend the socio-cultural context of contemporary Asian communications institutions, practices and issues
  • Demonstrate independent research skills including critical and creative thinking and advanced written communications
  • Identify and engage with relevant debates at a sophisticated academic level - demonstrated through a high level of original theoretical research
  • Apply advanced critical-theoretical frameworks related to digital media studies of Asia to original case-studies
  • Produce and write scholarly work of a standard comparable to academic publications
Contact
Rosemary.overell@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Rosemary Overell
Textbooks
To be advsied when paper is next offered

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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 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22

Digital Asia provides an opportunity for students to engage critically and creatively with contemporary approaches to Asian digital media and communications.

The paper examines the role of digital communications media in the constitution of 'Asia' as a coherent cultural geographical space. Topics discussed in this paper include mediated representations of Asia as 'Oriental', techno-Orientalism, post-humanism and intersections between Asian media and gender and Queer politics. Digital Asia considers multiple modes for engaging with Asia via representations including cinematic, televisual and blogged modes.

Paper title Special Topic: Digital Asia
Paper code MFCO441
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.

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Prerequisite
54 300-level MFCO points
Notes
May not be credited with MFCO 332 when taken with the same content.
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify key academic approaches to media and communications in Asia - including critical theoretical, socio-historical and political-economic
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge, and critical understanding, of 'Asia' as a social construct, constituted particularly via contemporary communications media
  • Apply a range of interdisciplinary approaches to research and analyse contemporary Asian communications institutions, practices and issues
  • Employ appropriate strategies for communicating research data to a range of audiences, including non-academic audiences
  • Reflect on the ethics of researching Asian communications
  • Comprehend the socio-cultural context of contemporary Asian communications institutions, practices and issues
  • Demonstrate independent research skills including critical and creative thinking and advanced written communications
  • Identify and engage with relevant debates at a sophisticated academic level - demonstrated through a high level of original theoretical research
  • Apply advanced critical-theoretical frameworks related to digital media studies of Asia to original case-studies
  • Produce and write scholarly work of a standard comparable to academic publications
Eligibility
At 400-level students must have completed the requisite 300-level papers.
Contact
Rosemary.overell@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Rosemary Overell
Paper Structure
  • Placing Asia
  • Techno-Asia
  • Asia as Resource
Teaching Arrangements
Lecture and tutorial.
Textbooks
To be advsied when paper is next offered.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

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