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Unit of Study COM00439 - Theory in Practice: Issues in Media Studies (2015)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 develop a critical perspective
2 apply a range of theoretical approaches to the study of media
3 comprehend key concepts such as representation, power and identity
4 research and study independently
5 analyse media texts and messages, and recognise their own role, as both audiences and practitioners, in negotiating meanings
6 write in an academic style
7 understand media texts and practices in their historical and socio-political contexts.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop a critical perspective
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  2. apply a range of theoretical approaches to the study of media
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. comprehend key concepts such as representation, power and identity
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  4. research and study independently
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. analyse media texts and messages, and recognise their own role, as both audiences and practitioners, in negotiating meanings
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  6. write in an academic style
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  7. understand media texts and practices in their historical and socio-political contexts.
    • GA7:

Prescribed learning resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.