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POLS306 Politics and the Media in New Zealand

The political roles, functions and effects of the media in New Zealand.

Paper title Politics and the Media in New Zealand
Paper code POLS306
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
18 200-level POLS points
Restriction
POLS 215
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

chris.rudd@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Chris Rudd

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is 100% internally assessed, involves group work and has terms requirements.

Textbooks

There is no required textbook for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Teamwork, Communication, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper should develop in the following areas

  • Cognitive: knowledge of major theories of politics-media relationship
  • Behavioural skills: oral and written communication, teamwork, collaboration and cooperation
  • Affective: ability to empathise with different viewpoints

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Timetable

Semester 2

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

The political roles, functions and effects of the media in New Zealand.

How do we know that the media’s powerful influence is being used to help inform citizens about public issues, to hold public officials accountable for their actions, to help reflect public opinion, or to provide a forum for public debate? Is it possible the media is being used as a propaganda tool to defend the economic, social and political agendas of privileged groups in society? And is social media designed to maximise profit or maximise democracy? These are the questions that this course seeks to explore.

Paper title Politics and the Media in New Zealand
Paper code POLS306
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level POLS points
Restriction
POLS 215
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

chris.rudd@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Chris Rudd

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is 100% internally assessed, involves group work and has terms requirements.

Textbooks

There is no required textbook for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Teamwork, Communication, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper should develop in the following areas

  • Cognitive: knowledge of major theories of politics-media relationship
  • Behavioural skills: oral and written communication, teamwork, collaboration and cooperation
  • Affective: ability to empathise with different viewpoints

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 17-22