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Explores the impact of media such as advertising, social media and streaming media upon our values, work, knowledge and experience of everyday life.
We live in a highly mediatised world. The paper will equip students with tools for engaging critically with this world in both New Zealand and international contexts. Students will engage with theories of representation, subjectivity and power, as well as develop valuable skills for analysing media texts. These skills include discourse analysis of a range of media texts in terms of the following frameworks: Marxism, feminism, postcolonialism and postmodernism.
|Paper title||Media, Power, Society|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- FIME 102
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Brett Nicholls
- Paper Structure
- This paper is divided into two modules:
- Module one outlines the critical/cultural theory necessary for understanding contemporary media
- Module two introduces students to media analysis, in particular discourse analysis
- Take-home concepts test: 25%
- Media analysis: 25%
- Final exam: 50%
- Teaching Arrangements
- 1-hour lecture twice a week
1-hour tutorial once a week
- Articles will be provided for students through Blackboard.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Gain a theoretical understanding of the social issues raised by contemporary media studies
- Develop critical tools for analysing contemporary media
- Develop an understanding of the distinctive and interconnected nature of contemporary media
- Form necessary skills for writing about contemporary media