• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Political Science
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies, Political Communication, Political Sciences, Politics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jillian Sheppard
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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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:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Critically analyse relationships between the media and political actors
2. Analyse the effects of media and reporting on political behaviour and outcomes
3. Apply analytical frameworks to understand the effects of new and emerging media on political behaviour and outcomes
4. Place the Australian media and political environments in comparative perspective
5. Communicate clearly and concisely in writing

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial paper, 500 words (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 5
Research essay, 2500 words (45%) Learning outcomes 2, 3, 4
Final examination, 90 minutes (35%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Class participation (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 4, 5
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level POLS courses; or permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed POLS2104.

Majors

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
2018 $3420
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4827 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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