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ISE2003 Media Representations and First Nations People

Short Description: Media Rep & First Ntns People
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research
School or Department : Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090311 - Indigenous Studies
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 February 2019

Requisites

Enrolment is not permitted in ISE2003 if ISE2001 has been previously completed.

Synopsis

The course takes an in depth look at how film and media portray Indigenous People, communities and cultures across Australia and globally. Through an analysis of mainstream texts, narratives and film and television critical analytical skills will be developed to encourage students to find a/ or multiple truths behind a story. Stories of success and celebration will be measured alongside stories of despair, neglect and menace. The impact of social media and the speed of global information exchange will be analysed against the rise of social movements. The changing dynamic in information exchange when individual and local communities control the way they are being represented will be analysed against the threat of big media collapse. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Netflix all change the way we give and receive information.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2019 Online