units

ATS3765

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitCommunications and Media Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Gil-Soo Han

Notes

Previously coded COM3170

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.

Outcomes

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

Essay 1 (1125 words): 25%
Essay 2 (1575 words): 35%
Essay 3 (1800 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour lecture/seminar per week

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

Prerequisites

Minor sequence in COM