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MECO3605: Issues in Global and Digital Media

The unit examines the social, political and economic dynamics of media and communication in global settings. It considers the interplay among the global,regional and local in communication systems as well as the role that new technologies play in contemporary formations of global media. It assists students in consolidating their critical understanding of the factors that play the greatest role in shaping the globalisation of informational capitalism.

Code MECO3605
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications or 6 Senior credit points in Media and Communications
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MECO3005

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

  • LO1. identify the key theoretical frameworks for understanding media globalisation
  • LO2. employ relevant theories and research to explore global media
  • LO3. identify the key policies shaping international media in the context of globalisation
  • LO4. evaluate theories relating to the new digital, online and networked media ecosystem
  • LO5. develop and employ critical reading skills, as well as independent and group research techniques.