PAIS375 Mass Media and Politics

Updated: 19 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in Political and International Studies or any 48cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PAIS475 or PAIS575
Notes None
Combined Units PAIS575 - Mass Media and Politics
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This multidisciplinary unit critically examines the relationship between mass media and contemporary processes of political and social change. Some of the topics covered will include: media representation of politics, the political economy of media, and media and democracy. Students will be introduced to these and related topics through the analysis of case studies from Australia and other societies.

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 a broad and coherent knowledge of: the relationship between media, politics and society in both familiar and unfamiliar socio-historical contexts; and the social and political significance of mass media;
  2. apply core concepts in the analysis of the interactions between mass media, politics and society;
  3. independently develop, through synthesising and evaluating evidence from a range of sources, logical arguments about politics and mass media and communicate these in a persuasive manner; and
  4. independently research and analyse in two coherently written essays, the relationship between media, politics and society in two different contexts.