School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2014 academic year. See information for MDIA 312 in 2015.

MDIA-312 – Media, Polity and Economy

Points:20Prerequisites:as for MDIA 301
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

The course examines the relations between media, politics and economics from a dual perspective: The influence of political and economic arrangements on media operations is considered alongside the role of media in the functioning of government and markets. In exploring these themes, the course highlights different perspectives within the political-economy paradigm, particularly liberal-pluralism, neo-Marxism, and the institutionalist approach. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Texts

MDIA 312 Student Notes.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


 1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 1 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
23021 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Tue1100 - 125077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306Peter Thompson
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Tue1100 - 125077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306

Course Outline Information

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