School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for MDIA 102 in 2015.

MDIA-102 – Media, Society and Politics

Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

This is an introductory course for students interested in exploring the role of the media in shaping society and politics. The course discusses the rise of the mass-media, the control and regulation of media institutions, and the role of the media in shaping public opinion. It will also assess the impact of current developments such as independent media, convergence, digitisation, globalisation and the concentration of media ownership. 60% internal assessment, 40% exam.

Tuition Fees

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

Set Texts

MDIA 102 Student Notes.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade. 

Recommended Reading

Additional reading will be made available on Blackboard.


1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 2 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
9181 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Wed1610 - 1800Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT103Kathleen Kuehn
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Wed1610 - 1800Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT103

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.