Media Mythbusting

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media Mythbusting

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit explores a variety of key myths, controversies and debates surrounding the relationship between media and society. It investigates the historical foundations, cultural context and factual accuracy of a series of 'common sense' arguments regarding how different kinds of media have or have not affected the way our society functions.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Outline the role of media in modern human history, including the variety of ways in which media have been institutionally organised, governed and used
    2. Communicate this understanding of media's role in modern human history in a variety of modes.
    3. Reflect upon key debates about the relationships between media and society, and the ways media support and enable social participation

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