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Sociology of Media - SOCX279

This unit examines the consequences of living in a world where mediated forms of communication have replaced many forms of face-to-face communication. Through a survey of key thinkers in the sociology of media and communication, students will examine questions such as: How do new media technologies impact society? Is watching television a ritual activity? What kinds of community are possible via the internet? These topics will be used to illustrate how key concepts in sociology such as change, modernity, self, community, sociability, etc. can be applied to the study of media contexts.

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When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Justine Lloyd



NCCW(s): SGY280, SOC279, SOC289
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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