ASC346 - Media, Stories and Power
2020 unit information
Not offered 2020, re-offered Trimester 1 2021
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
Employing a variety of theoretical perspectives, the unit analyses the social, cultural, economic and political features of mass media. These paradigms are approached from a specifically sociological perspective covering various aspects of the media industries, texts, audiences and newer technologies. Topics include:
- Is the media just 'big business'?
- Can the media influence people's attitudes and behaviour?
- Do advertisements work?
- Is the news factual?
- Why are soap operas so popular?
- Has the media enhanced citizenship and democracy?
- Will the Internet be a liberating technology?
Unit Fee Information
Click on the fee link below which describes you: