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 322
Subject Name Global Media Interventions
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12 credit points at 200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BCM332
Assessment 1. Peer Teaching 20 - 30 mins small group facilitation of tutorial discussion (equivalent to 500 words including written overview of preparations) 30% 2. Case Study (1500 words) 30% 3. Essay (2000 words) 40%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject examines strategies and campaigns to address global inequalities in media and information flows, from the UNESCO debates of the 1960s to recent developments at the World Summit on the Information Society and beyond. Students explore their own rights and responsibilities as Global Media Citizens through case studies of international media regulation and citizens' media initiatives.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. identify and discuss the key developments in campaigns for international communication rights and contemporary struggles for media justice
2. demonstrate skills in original research and academic writing at the advanced 300-level
3. demonstrate high level skills in small group work and presentation
4. demonstrate awareness of the opportunities and challenges for Global Media Citizens working in the media industries and policy development