Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Communications and Media Studies|
|Offered||Gippsland Second semester 2015 (Day)|
Gippsland Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Paul Atkinson (Berwick); Dr Sue Yell (Gippsland); Callum Gilmour (Malaysia)|
This unit introduces students to the study of communications technologies with reference to arguments about audiences, effects and technology. Students explore the social uses and practices associated with traditional and new communication technologies. Areas of study include telephony, screen, radio, print, photography and digital communication technology, with a particular focus on aspects of historical development and contemporary technological convergence. Unit readings and assessment tasks expect students to discuss these matters in relation to frameworks for making sense of contemporary social, cultural and political contexts.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Within semester assessment: 70%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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