Faculty of Arts


SOCIOL 318

Sociology of the Media


Description

The sociology of the media now extends beyond the exploration of media ownership, textual analysis and audiences as passive or active consumers; it reaches into the ways that everyday lives are mediated and transformed. Technology is the driver of profound changes in the media that transcend news, entertainment and propaganda, and prefigure the transformation of occupations, career structures and life skills. More than ever "the medium is the message", and its consequences include phenomena ranging from conspiracy theories to digitised hyper-abundance, to geocaching, to 3D printing, to Uber everything.

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Availability 2018

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Bruce Curtis

Reading/Texts

A course reader will be made available if required.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

SOCIOL 318: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Sociology or 30 points at Stage II in Media, Film and Television, or Communication


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