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Frames communications as producing mediated identities. How consumer cultures and media intersect with identity and how identities are produced through interactions with commodities and media.
|Paper title||Communicating the Self|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2021 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,154.90|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,801.79|
- 54 300-level MFCO points
- firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Teaching staff
- Dr Rosemary Overell
- Paper Structure
- Contextualising identity
- Communicating identity
- Mediating identity
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via lectures and seminars.
- A course reader will be made available.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Develop an understanding of the history and social context of intersections between communications media and identity formation
- Grasp the philosophical positions underlying how contemporary subjects are produced in relation to media and communications
- Identify key academic approaches to intersections between communications media and identity formation
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of 'identity' as a social construct, constituted particularly via contemporary communications media
- Reflect on the ethics of identity in terms of media and communications
- Identify and engage with relevant debates at a sophisticated academic level
- Apply advanced critical-theoretical frameworks related to intersections between communications media and identity formation