Media and Society (COMM6540)

Level: 
6
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To develop students’ understanding of the political, economic and cultural dimensions of mass communication systems in contemporary society. It will provide theoretical and conceptual frameworks for analysing mass media institutions, content production/ distribution and audience reception/effects.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Restriction: COMM6440. Pre-requisites: COMM5537 or COMM5544.
Topics include: 

Topics include
Normative theories of the media, media and the critique of ideology, political economy approaches to media, cultural studies approaches to media,
the NZ media system, politics and digital challenges; News and media representation; Maori and the media in NZ; War reporting; the media and the environment; Reality TV and interactive media; Branding and music culture; Pornography; media and society.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5143

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
23 Jul 18 - 24 Sep 18 LectureMonday13:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (112-4025)
15 Oct 18 - 29 Oct 18 LectureMonday13:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (112-4025)

Class: 5409

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Jul 17 - 27 Sep 17 LectureWednesday08:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (170-2065)
Wednesday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (170-2065)
18 Oct 17 - 1 Nov 17 LectureWednesday08:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (170-2065)
Wednesday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (170-2065)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies).

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