units

ATS3449

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
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Graham Jones

Notes

Previously coded COM3409

Synopsis

As for ATS2449.

Outcomes

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): 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Graham Jones

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

ATS1277 or ATS1279 and ATS1278 or ATS1280 or equivalent

Prohibitions

ATS2449, COM2409, COM3409, GSC2409, GSC2413, GSC3409