A critical and theoretical study of contemporary issues related to inter-group relations and community, indigenous rights and global media, pornography and violence, gender and race.
MFCO 212 offers a critical and theoretical study of contemporary issues related to media and intercultural communication. The paper will focus on issues such as globalisation, racism, ethnicity, war on terror, media activism and indigenous media across various media platforms. The paper will introduce students to key concepts, such as new exotica, biopower, necropower, orientalism, govermentality, postnational media and media imperialism, and situate them within larger social, political, historical and cultural currents to unpack media images and practices that play a central role in how we represent, make meanings and communicate with others.
|Paper title||Media and Intercultural Communication|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 MFCO or FIME points
- FIME 202
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information about MFCO 212
- Teaching staff
- Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Anne Begg
- Paper Structure
- The paper is structured into modules that deal with the key concepts.
- Discussion starter and tutorial participation 10%
- Essay One (1,000 words) 20%
- Essay Two (2,000 words) 30%
- Final Exam 40%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two lectures and one tutorial per week.
- Course readings will be available in both a Course Reader and on eReserve through Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Articulate and critically engage with concepts involved in media studies
- Effectively analyse a variety of texts: written, aural, visual and theoretical
- Develop a critical vocabulary for engaging with media culture through a close examination of various media examples
- Achieve competence in oral and written skills in order to effectively communicate knowledge and understanding of the main issues raised by the paper