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COM3080

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Andy Ruddock

Synopsis

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.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Andy Ruddock

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies
Communications

Prohibitions

GSC2416, COM2080