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Minor (2015)

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Media Studies

Title Media Studies
Parent Major Communication and Media Studies
Organisational Unit School of Arts
Special requirements
Excluded Majors Communication and Media Studies
Excluded Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
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Minor Structure - 12 credit points

Part I - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

CMS101 Introduction to Media Studies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Part II - 9 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

CMS201 Screen: Small, Medium and Large - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

CMS202 Old Media, New Media - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

CMS305 Media Governance and the Public Sphere - 3 points
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