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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Media History
    Subject Media, Film and Communication
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,240.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    54 300-level MFCO points
    Teaching staff

    Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Paul Ramaeker

    Paper Structure

    We will explore the complex interaction among media institutions, technological developments, cultural identity and social context.


    • 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.

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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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