MDIA 7002 - Global Media
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code MDIA 7002 Course Global Media Coordinating Unit Media Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Prerequisites Undergraduate degree Restrictions Available to MA Global Media Specialisation students only Course Description This course provides students with an advanced understanding of how the media operates in a global context. Students will engage with case study materials that focus on key aspects of global media production, distribution and reception. They will examine the ways that media institutions and commodities contribute to wider processes of transformation and change at local, national and global levels.
Course Coordinator: Dr Kathryn BowdCourse Coordinator - Associate Professor Peter C. Pugsley
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Course Learning Outcomes1. Demonstrate an informed understanding of media in a global context
2. Critically engage with major theoretical frameworks, concepts and debates
3. Demonstrate competence in identifying key areas within global media research
4. Evaluate the role of key methodologies in global media research and how these inform the production of knowledge
5. Identify past and present trends in global media studies and how these relate to broader issues of identity, citizenship and the public sphere.
6. Demonstrate an informed sense of how the media can be used to project national agendas and identities beyond state borders
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Required ResourcesOnline readings will be made available as required during the course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes1 x 3hr workshop each week. The semester is taught across 4 modules with specialist teachers for each module.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Structured Learning
1 x 3-hour workshop per week: 36 hours per semester
12 hours reading per week: 144 hours per semester
6 hours research per week: 72 hours per semester
5 hours assignment preparation per week: 60 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummaryWeekly Schedule (order of topics subject to change)
1 Approaches to Global Media Studies
2 Globalisation, Communication and Culture
3 Spatiality and Temporality in Global Media
4 The Global Nature of New Media
5 New Concepts in Global Media Development
6 Networked Societies and Public Spheres
7 The Global Media Market
8 The Diasporic Audience
9 Minority Discourses
10 Challenging Media Imperialism
11 Multiculturalism and the Burden of Representation
12 Global Media: A Review
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Assessment Detail4 x 10% Online quizzes include short answer topics – these are both formative and summative (summative of each of the 4 modules through the semester).
5,000-word Case study as final component of the course drawing on each of the 4 modules in the course.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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