This information is for the 2015 academic year. See information for MDIA 207 in 2014.
MDIA-207 – News Analysis
|Points:||20||Prerequisites:||As for MDIA 201|
|Faculty:||Humanities & Soc Sc||Corequisites:||None|
|School:||English, Film, Theatre, Media||Restrictions:||None|
This course provides students the opportunity to develop the theoretical background and skills necessary for critically analysing the various information products generated by the increasingly global news media. Rejecting the naive assumption that the news is an accurate and objective reflection of reality, the ways in which the news presents a distorted but consistent view of the world are systematically examined, with an emphasis on how and why these distortions exist and persist. In recognition of the wide variety of careers and intellectual pursuits that will find value in the skills enabling the critical engagement of the news media, this course is designed for a diverse student audience. 100% internal assessment.
Harrison, Jackie. News. Routledge.
Shudson, Sociology of News. Norton.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.
1 hour per week tba.
Trimester 1 2015
* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.
|CRN||From/To||Days||Time||Building [Campus]||Room||Instructor||10435||2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015||Thu||1410 - 1600||Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]||LT104||Douglas Van Belle*||20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015||Thu||1410 - 1600||Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]||LT104|
Course Outline Information
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