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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
Paper code MFCO203
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
18 COMS or MFCO points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with COMS206 passed in 2006-2008.
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
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
Assessment:
  • 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.
Textbooks

A Course Reader will be available and individual readings for the paper may be downloaded from Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-12, 15-21

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
Paper code MFCO203
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,480.80
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,154.85

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Prerequisite
18 COMS or MFCO points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with COMS206 passed in 2006-2008.
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

To be advised when paper next offered.

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
Assessment:
  • Essay One 20%
  • Essay Two 35%
  • Tutorial participation 10%
  • Tutorial presentation 10%
  • Final Exam 25%
Teaching Arrangements

Two lectures per week and ten tutorials during semester.

Textbooks

A Course Reader will be available and individual readings for the paper may be downloaded from Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2022

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