2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x 2-hour online seminar per week
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).
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Review and analyse major theoretical, conceptual, and policy debates about the nature and significance of politics and the media and the contexts in which they operate
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Communicate complex political ideas to a public audience, through a range of social, audio visual and written media, based on understanding of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of political communication
Employ a range of digital technologies to apply political knowledge, and to engage in the (fictional) political process by running a political campaign
GLO3: Digital literacy
Employ initiative and creativity to generate approaches and solutions to complex problems of politics and media- including developing practical skills and applying them to real world (fictional) examples
GLO5: Problem solving
Demonstrate teamwork skills parallel to the contemporary professional environment
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIP247 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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