COMM102 Media Convergence and Culture

Updated: 05 April 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions COMM120
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit introduces approaches for studying changes in a variety of contemporary forms of communication in their cultural and social contexts. As diverse media converge in the digital environment, content in film, television, video, the Internet and mobile communication is produced and distributed in new ways, often across traditional boundaries. Taking examples from everyday life, the unit provides key concepts for thinking about media convergence and issues of globalisation. Examples may include changes in film and television genres, news and journalism, reality television, celebrity culture, and ideas of cultural and personal identity.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate knowledge of a range of traditional and convergent media forms in their cultural contexts;
  2. demonstrate understanding of, and ability to apply, critical terms and approaches for analysing a range of media forms, techniques and issues;
  3. gather and evaluate diverse sources and types of data relevant to media analysis; and
  4. communicate ideas and arguments coherently, using appropriate disciplinary forms and conventions of academic writing.