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Unit of Study COM00446 - The Big Picture: Global Media (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 describe and interpret the relationships between media and the economic, social, political and cultural transformations taking place around the world
2 identify the operations of the major global media networks in particular political, economic and cultural contexts
3 apply key concepts related to the globalisation of media industries and cultures to specific media texts
4 identify and interpret dominant cultural codes operating in the global context
5 describe and discuss the key concepts of globalisation, development communication, censorship, conflict media and nationalism
6 utilise research skills of media monitoring, library and online searches and literature analysis.

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

  1. describe and interpret the relationships between media and the economic, social, political and cultural transformations taking place around the world
    • GA4:
  2. identify the operations of the major global media networks in particular political, economic and cultural contexts
    • GA4:
  3. apply key concepts related to the globalisation of media industries and cultures to specific media texts
    • GA4:
  4. identify and interpret dominant cultural codes operating in the global context
    • GA7:
  5. describe and discuss the key concepts of globalisation, development communication, censorship, conflict media and nationalism
    • GA6:
  6. utilise research skills of media monitoring, library and online searches and literature analysis.
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.