Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 312
Subject Name Emerging Issues in Media & Communication
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites BCM 212
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BCM 310
Assessment Proposal - 1. Research proposal 20% Presentation - 2.Pitch 10% Project - 3.Research project 50% Reflection - 4. Reflection 20%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
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-Course information not Found
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-Course information not Found
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 Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Nicola Evans
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Nicola Evans
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject addresses breaking issues in media and communications practice. We focus on how contemporary media affect the lives of vulnerable groups (e.g. animals, people marginalised by class, poverty etc.) . We also explore critical issues associated with working in creative and media industries. Students apply concepts and skills learned in their degree to practical relevant project based work. The subject enables students to reflect back on what they have learned in their BCMS majors and to look forward by developing an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for media and communications workers in the contemporary workplace.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Develop broad coherent knowledge of emerging issues affecting media and communications practice
2. Develop knowledge of workplace and professional identity issues in media and creative industries
3. Draw on knowledge and skills learned in media and communications studies for a significant research project


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