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Unit of study_

MECO1001: Introduction to Media Studies

This unit offers an introduction to the history and theory of media and communications studies. Students will gain a foundation in key concepts, methodologies and theorists in the field. They will also explore the interdisciplinary roots of media and communications studies and acquire basic research skills. By the end of the unit students should be familiar with major shifts in the history and theory of media and communications studies and with basic concepts and methodologies in the field.

Code MECO1001
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a broad yet nuanced understanding of introductory theories in media studies
  • LO2. demonstrate how to apply these theories to ‘reading’ media texts
  • LO3. critically evaluate the usefulness of theories in addressing questions about media production and reception
  • LO4. demonstrate skills in academic writing and research
  • LO5. demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy through assessment and class work.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.