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ALC215 - Globalisation and the Media

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Renate Lemos Morais





Incompatible with: ALC315
Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit examines globalisation from a cultural perspective, highlighting the roles that media technologies have played and continue to play around the world. Students are introduced to major models of globalisation and then examine how changes in technology have enabled and enhanced the production and distribution of cultural and communicational goods and services on a global scale. The unit complements its focus on media cultures with an examination of the ways in which 'global' ideas are produced and used at 'local' levels, with particular emphasis on instances of 'counter-global cultures' and some of the techniques through which they have been created.


Photographic Essay, equivalent to 1200 words, 30%

Collaborative global brands study and presentation, equivalent to 1200 words, 30%

Critical essay, 1600 words, 40%

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