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AIP204 - Politics and the Media

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:P Ferguson




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


To understand the politics of contemporary liberal democracies, we must also understand the power of the media. The media is central to the health and vitality of democracies, but its role is challenged by new technologies; demands for greater citizen engagement; and the pressures of polling and round-the-clock news. In this unit we examine important practical and theoretical debates into the media’s impact on contemporary politics and policy-making. Students will create their own multi-media case studies to explore these challenges and debates.


  1. Multi-Media Journal, 1000 words, 25%
  2. Essay Plan, 500 words, 15%
  3. Media Analysis Essay, 2500 words, 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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