• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Communication, Political Sciences, Marketing
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ross Tapsell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course addresses key issues in media studies and examines them in the context of Asia. These include, but are not limited to: the role of the media in national and international contexts, theories of media consumption and production, connections and comparisons between political systems and media systems, debates over censorship and regulation and freedom of the press/freedom of expression; and the impact of new media technologies on Asian politics and society.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Use concepts and methods from the media studies and their application in Asian contexts to develop, review, analyse and synthesise knowledge about Asia, its regions, and its place in the world.
  2. Analyse the key factors that have influenced the development of Asian media systems, both local and global
  3. Use engagement with Asia’s diversity as a basis for critically reflecting on concepts, methods and knowledge in media studies by evaluating the similarities and differences between Asian media systems and the broader political, economic, and social/cultural institutions of the region.
  4. Exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems, individually and in groups, in particular by reflecting on the forces which influence media production and consumption in an Asian context
  5.  Engage with Asia linguistically and culturally as a basis for independent lifelong learning from Asia and with Asia by learning to critically analyse media (including new media) content.
  6. An ability to distinguish between different forms of media systems and issues in the Asian region

Indicative Assessment

1. Research essay 2500 words 40%  assessment rationale criteria assessed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
2. Media Journal  1500 words 30% assessment rationale criteria assessed 3, 4, 5, 6.
3. Tutorial discussant  10% assessment rationale criteria assessed 1, 2, 3, 6.
4. Tutorial & Seminar participation  10% assessment rationale criteria assessed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
5. Opinion piece 500 words 10% assessment rationale criteria assessed 5, 6

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of courses.


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3189 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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