Australian Media

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Media

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, Communication, Intercultural Communications, International Communications, Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Radio/Television/Film, Social Media

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    8
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Description
    This subject is designed for international students as part of an Australian Language and Culture Studies program. In this subject, students investigate texts and genres in Australian film, television, and websites, and engage with recurring themes and issues that reflect Australian Indigenous and migrant identities. Through these investigations, students develop practices for interpreting and responding to cultural texts in written and spoken discussions.
    Subject objectives
    a. Identify key Indigenous and migrant themes in selected Australian film and media texts
    b. Justify an opinion on key narrative elements and cultural values in an Australian film
    c. Participate in a discussion using a range of verbal strategies
    d. Produce short coherent texts in formal and informal written English
    Teaching and learning strategies
    Face-to-face classes will incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies including viewing, analysing and evaluating videos, group and pair discussions, and collaborative writing.
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Weekly journal entries
    Objective(s):
    a, b and d
    Type: Journal
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 40%
    Criteria:
    relevance of description and themes
    coherence of structure
    clarity of expression
    Assessment task 2: Written descriptions and evaluation of an Australian film
    Objective(s):
    a, b and d
    Type: Report
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 40%
    Criteria:
    accuracy of reporting
    depth of reflection and evaluation
    coherence of structure
    clarity of expression
    Assessment task 3: Spoken movie review
    Objective(s):
    a, b and c
    Type: Presentation
    Groupwork: Group, group assessed
    Weight: 20%
    Criteria:
    relevance of description
    depth of reflection and evaluation
    clarity of spoken expression
    effectiveness of verbal interaction strategies

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.