Mass Media in Asia

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mass Media in Asia

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    In this course you will explore key concepts and issues in Asian media studies through a range of case studies. You will examine mass media systems and industries in the Asian region. In particular, you will explore the relationship between Asian media systems and the broader political, economic, and social/cultural institutions of the region.


    Course Learning Outcomes

    • Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Discuss a range of media theories and their application in Asian contexts.
    • Analyse the key factors that have influenced the development of Asian media systems, both local and global.
    • Identify the nature and function of the mass media industries in the Asian region.
    • Evaluate the relationship between Asian media systems and the broader political, economic, and social/cultural institutions of the region.


    Overview of Learning Activities

    You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

    A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

    The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


    Overview of Assessment

    You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include written and oral reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups.

    Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

    Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: 


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