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COM3409

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
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Singapore Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

As for COM2409.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students will have: 1) a strong understanding of a range of theories informing the analysis of media representations; 2) an ability to use these theories to conduct the analysis of media texts in both academic and journalistic contexts; 3) a developed capacity to analyse a range of compositional techniques in terms of how they may be deployed to produce specific social, conceptual and corporeal effects; 4) an awareness of the force of reading protocols and textual histories in directing both everyday and scholarly responses to media texts; 5) an applied understanding of the importance of cultural and communications theory for opening new possibilities in the everyday interpretation of media texts.

Assessment

Written work (2500 words): 70%
2 hour exam: 30%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

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

Writing
Communications

Prerequisites

COM1010 and COM1020 or equivalents

Prohibitions

COM2409, GSC2409, GSC2413, GSC3409