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COM3080 - Youth media

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Andy Ruddock


Berwick First semester 2009 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2009 (Day)


This unit examines the construction of the youth audience/consumer; the development of new media narratives; and the associated reading and consumption practices of youth. Youth narratives are examined as sites of pleasure and contestation for an emerging citizenry in an increasingly converging and globalised environment. Areas of study include virtual reality, Internet sites, music video, animation, soap opera, sitcom, hybrid current affairs and magazines.


Minor Essay (1000 words): 30%
Unit Journal (1500 Words): 30%
Final Exam: 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


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