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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the ways in which media industries, production processes and ways of communicating interact internationally. Students study global events and confrontations, news and foreign correspondents, sports and press freedom in various media and regions of the world.

Unit content

Global media industries

  • International news services
  • Global media events
  • Television: global and local
  • Film industries: national and transnational
  • Online media: supranational?

Concepts and case studies

  • Conflict and media/tion
  • Censorship and press freedom
  • Development communication
  • Mediated nationalism: local or glocal?
  • Media globalisation and culture

Learning outcomes

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.

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