MDIA 7002 - Global Media

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Bowd

    Course Coordinator - Associate Professor Peter C. Pugsley
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. 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
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Online readings will be made available as required during the course.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    1 x 3hr workshop each week. The semester is taught across 4 modules with specialist teachers for each module.
    Workload

    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

    Self-directed learning
    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 Summary
    Weekly 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
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    No information currently available.

    Assessment Detail
    4 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.
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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