units

ATS2439

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andy Ruddock (Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton); Julian Hopkins (Sunway); South Africa (TBA)

Notes

Previously coded COM2080

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

Written assignment 1 (1350 words): 30%
Written assignment 2 (1350 words): 30% +
2 Hours exam(1800 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andy Ruddock
Julian Hopkins (Sunway)

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

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

International studies
Communications

Prohibitions

GSC3416, ATS3439