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COM3170

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)Associate Professor Gil-Soo Han

Synopsis

The central objective of the unit is to expose the students to a variety of research tools and related knowledge for researching the issues in relation to communications and media studies. Topics include setting research questions, handling literature, preparing research proposal, research ethics, content analysis, interview method, participant observation, research on audiences, texts, and institutions.

Objectives

In this unit, teaching staff aim to provide you with a range of research tools and related knowledge for researching the issues in relation to communications and media studies. On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their understanding and usage of a variety of research methods for communications and media studies.
  2. Demonstrate their acquired knowledge on basic tools and techniques employed in researching communications, media and cultural studies.
  3. Demonstrate their ability to be able to build on their acquired skills and be able to apply them to researching communications, media studies and cultural studies.

Assessment

Assignment 1 (1000 words): 25%
Assignment 2 (1500 words): 30%
Assignment 3 (2000 words): 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Gil-Soo Han

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week. The remaining 10 hours of study required will be spent in preparation for tutorials, researching and writing the essay assignment and in individual reading and study for the final examination.

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

Communications

Prerequisites

Minor sequence in COM