• 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

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.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4200
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2878 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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