AIP247 - Media and Politics: Campaign Strategies

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Maria Rae

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AIP204

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

In the Information Age, the media plays a critical role in the political process. This unit has two key goals. Firstly, it seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the complex relationship between the media and politics, taking into account contemporary academic theories and debates, practical examples and real world issues, and the evolution of this relationship via new technologies. Secondly, this unit seeks to engage students in an ongoing learning process in which they will develop and refine media skills relevant to running a political campaign (such as creating fictional Twitter, YouTube and Facebook accounts). 

Assessment

Portfolio 10%, 500 words

Report 60%, 2500 words

Portfolio 30%, 1000 words

Unit Fee Information

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