A survey of the major developments in media history. Explores the complex interaction among media institutions, technological developments, cultural identity, and social context.
The main focus of the paper is the history of electronic media during the past century.
|Paper title||Media History|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 MFCO or COMS points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with COMS 206 passed in 2006-2008.
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- Teaching staff
- Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Hugh Slotten
- Paper Structure
- Major issues we will consider include:
- The role of different media in the formation of national identity
- The relationship between new communication technologies and social change
- The historical tension between utopian and dystopian views of media power
- Essay One 20%
- Essay Two 35%
- Tutorial participation 10%
- Tutorial presentation 10%
- Final Exam 25%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two lectures per week and 10 tutorials during semester.
- Course reader
Individual readings may be downloaded from the Blackboard page for the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Demonstrate understanding of the main developments in media history, especially the history of electronic media during the last century
- Apply different approaches to studying media history and engage with scholarly debates and discussions
- Have knowledge of media practices and institutions in specific historical contexts
- Apply academic skills and methods to a research project