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Australian Media - MAS104

This unit offers an introduction to the media in Australia. It is suitable for students interested in pursuing further media studies, and also for those wanting to be better informed and more critical consumers of Australian media. As well as offering an overview of its historical development, the course examines traditional media (such as the press, radio, cinema, and television), emergent media forms and practices, and contemporary issues that affect Australian media.

In this unit you will explore questions such as: How is Australian nationhood realised through media? What is the relationship between media and democracy in Australia? How important is television and film in terms of knowing who we are? Has national identity or identities been forged through media in the past, and how is this relationship to the national changing with new media technologies and practices? The course provides an important introduction to media issues, organisations and cultures in Australia that will be useful to any future career in the media.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Rachael Gunn



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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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