- Code POLS3038
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Dr Jillian Sheppard
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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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.
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 AssessmentTutorial 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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Workload130 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
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