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COM4040(H)

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Simone Murray

Synopsis

Through an in-depth analysis of current issues impacting upon international media and communications, this unit provides students with an understanding of the key quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches deployed in the discipline of Communications and Media Studies. This unit presents students with the opportunity to gain empirical and policy-based research skills, together with an awareness of the social and political issues of traditional and new media communications. Issues covered include, for example, the convergence of media and communications industries, international and national legislation, intellectual property regimes, and the 'public interest'.

Assessment

Short essay(3000 words): 30%
Research essay(5000 words): 50% +
Seminar presentation(c.1000 words): 10%
Seminar participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Simone Murray

Contact hours

2-Hour seminar per week for 13 weeks

Prerequisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Prohibitions

None