News media routine processes, mythologies, structural constraints, access and equity; discourses and social contexts of news production.
MFCO 303 offers a theoretical and practical study of communication in both the media and everyday life. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of research methods, as well as practical skills for applying these research methods to a range of communication contexts.
|Paper title||Critical Problems in Communication Studies|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level COMS or MFCO points or GEND 205 or GEND 305
- COMS 301
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Brett Nicholls
- Paper Structure
We aim to develop theoretical understanding of communication as well as practical skills for analysing communicative contexts. The paper is organised around studies of a range of research methods and practical tasks.
- Take-home test 30%
- Hands-on assignment 30%
- Research essay 40%
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via lectures, tutorials and practical tasks.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Acquire knowledge of communication networks that operate between multiple and various social and cultural communities
- Discover, through research, the ways in which communicative encounters are enabled
- Learn, through the readings, how to think through the ideological and political implications of everyday communication
- Achieve competence in oral and written skills in order to effectively communicate knowledge and understanding of the main issues raised by the paper