Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2018 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media


Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 241
Subject Name Media Ethnographies
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36 credit points at 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BCM 211 BCM 240
Assessment Project Research and Pitch 40% Project Report 40% Project Communication 20%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
(Note: 2018 Maximum student contribution amounts revised 18 December 2017)
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 805  $ 805  $ 805  $ 805  $ 805  $ 805 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (23-07-2018 to 15-11-2018)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions 1706 - Bachelor of Communication and Media  (Wollongong)
1707 - Bachelor of Communication and Media (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
1788 - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media  (Wollongong)
1789 - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media (Dean'sScholar)  (Wollongong)
1790 - Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
1791 - Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of International Stud  (Wollongong)
1792 - Bachelor of Comm and Media - Bachelor of Intl St (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
1793 - Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
1794 - Bachelor of Communication & Media - Bachelor of Economics & Finance  (Wollongong)
1795 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media  (Wollongong)
1796 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media  (Wollongong)
1797 - Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)  (Wollongong)
1798 - Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Computer Science  (Wollongong)
1819 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Intl Studies  (Wollongong)
1819A - Bachelor of Comm & Med St - Bachelor of Intl St (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
324 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
760 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
794 - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
794A - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication & Med St (Dean's Scholar)  (Wollongong)
795 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
796 - Bachelor of Creative Arts-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
797 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
798 - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
855 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Susan Turnbull
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Susan Turnbull
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2018

Subject Description
What does it mean to watch movies on a train, wear a fitness tracker, or take selfies at work? In this subject we use ethnographic research practice as a means of understanding what media users do, and how media use is experienced in material, social and practical ways. We do this against a background of historical assumptions about audiences, technologies and markets. This subject extends student capacity to manage small projects that have a public presence.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of research practices used in media and communication industries
2. Design and conduct an ethnographic media use research project
3. Extend capacity for public communication of research practice


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