Faculty of Arts


MEDIA 226

Special Topic: Race, Indigeneity and the Media


Description

This course considers the media in relation to racial and ethnic identities. It draws on Indigenous perspectives, critical race theory, whiteness studies and postcolonial theory to analyse "race", power and the media. It also focuses specifically on Indigenous peoples, politics, and the media in both local and international contexts. It includes a specific focus on Māori media and Pākehā-ness.

Assessment:

Coursework only.

  • In-class test (1 hour) 20%
  • Essay plan (300 words) 10%
  • Essay (1200 words) 20%
  • Blog posts (1000 words) 20%
  • Poster campaign (including 500 word reflection) 20%
  • Online quizzes (x5) 10%

Availability 2020

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Suzanne Woodward

Assessment

  • In-class test (1 hour) 20%
  • Essay plan (300 words) 10%
  • Essay (1200 words) 20%
  • Blog posts (1000 words) 20%
  • Poster campaign (including 500 word reflection) 20%
  • Online quizzes (x5) 10%

Points

MEDIA 226: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses


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