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CMS1012 Introduction to Media Studies

Short Description: Introduction to Media Studies
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100700 - Communication & Media Studies
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course is the foundation course in Media Studies. It introduces students to the study of a broad range of media texts, forms, and systems, developing skills in information literacy, media analysis, critical thinking, and essay writing. The course encourages students to develop a critical engagement with the media, but particularly with their roles as media consumers and, where relevant, media producers. One of the features of this course is its engagement with industry: during the course, where possible and applicable, students will be invited to hear from professionals from media industries.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online