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Media (FDN012)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
Description FDN012 Media will prepare students for studies in media and communications at tertiary level. Students will develop skills in viewing, analysing and composing diverse media, including social media, new media, contemporary advertising, and recent forms of auditory and visual media. Students will familiarize themselves with different media industries and mediums to help understand some of their features, how they are composed, and how they function within culture.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. outline key features necessary for studying a range of media texts;
2. demonstrate ability to respond to a range of media texts;
3. analyse and effectively communicate the differences in forms of traditional and new media texts;
4. undertake independent research and compare a range of media texts, tools and campaigns;
5. review and reflect on the process of understanding the production of media texts and be a critical of the contemporary media environment.

This unit provides the opportunity for students to achieve the following:
· work with others in group work activities and projects to achieve common goals and support one another's learning;
· develop cognitive skills to assess, write clearly, speak effectively and to use visual communication technologies as appropriate; and
· develop foundational knowledge in one of three discipline areas. The specialist units are electives and allow students to choose the focus for their studies in anticipation of your subsequent university studies.
Timetabled Learning Activities Formal Classes: 3 hours
Scheduled Laboratory Sessions: 1 hour
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Prerequisites Nil
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Murdoch University Extended Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Murdoch University Foundation Program [New in 2019]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Nathan Tozer
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Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6877
e: N.Tozer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.3.006A - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Sam Millar
Manager Access Programs

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2394
e: S.Millar@murdoch.edu.au
o: 350.4.014 - Library (North), Murdoch Campus
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