ASC346 - Media, Stories and Power

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not offered 2020, re-offered Trimester 1 2021

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASC246, ASC446

Study commitment

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

Content

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?

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