• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Political Science
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences

This course introduces the complex set of interactions between politics and the media. It examines the function, roles and strategies of both individual journalists and media corporations in their relationships with politicians, political institutions and citizens. It also considers the implications of the media as a powerful political institution in its own right.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements for this course;

  • students will have the knowledge and skills to think and write critically about the interaction between politics and the media: the role of the media in a democracy; the power of the media; journalism; media ownership and regulation.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will consist of an essay of 2500 words (45%), a 90-minute examination consisting of two essay-style questions (35%), a 500 word tutorial paper (10%) and tutorial participation (10%).

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Workload

Three contact hours for eleven weeks. Students are expected to spend seven to eight hours per week on reading and other preparation for tutorials, assignment research and writing, and revision of course content.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed12 units of 1000 level POLS courses; or permission of the convenor

Prescribed Texts

Errington, W. and Miragliotta, N., Media and Politics: an Introduction, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2007.

Preliminary Reading

Cunningham, S. and G. Turner. Media and Communications in Australia. Allen and Unwin, Sydney. 2006.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4431 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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