PAIS575 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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PAIS375 or PAIS475
Notes None
Combined Units PAIS375 - 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 an advanced and appropriately abstract 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. appropriately and accurately apply core concepts to reflect critically upon and analyse the interactions between mass media, politics and society;
  3. independently develop, through synthesising and rigorously evaluating evidence from a wide range of sources, complex and theoretically-informed arguments about politics and mass media and communicate these in a compelling manner; and
  4. expertly research and critically analyse in two cogently and creatively written essays, the relationship between media, politics and society in two different contexts.