School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

MDIA-321 – Special Topic: Media Representations of Politics

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

This course explores how the nature of different media and the manner in which they are utilised enable, represent and frame the presentation of political processes, theories and dynamics. Students will analyse the representation of politics in media from a social-scientific conceptual framework. This course will be delivered in a 3-hour lecture/workshop format. There are no tutorials for this course. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Texts

Van Belle and Mash, A Novel Approach to Politics, 3rd edition (CQ Press).
Caro and Buchannan, A Foreign Country: New Zealand Speculative Fiction (Random Static).
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

Trimester 2 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
11203 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Thu1510 - 180077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306Douglas Van Belle
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Thu1510 - 180077 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.