|Short Description:||Introduction to Media Studies|
|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|
|Version produced :||4 June 2020|
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.