MEDIA308-19A (HAM)

Media and Social Change

15 Points

Edit Header Content
Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Arts
Screen and Media Studies

Staff

Edit Staff Content

Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: vanessa.mclean@waikato.ac.nz

Placement Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5 or 9 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
Edit Staff Content

Paper Description

Edit Paper Description Content

This paper aims to:

  • extend and consolidate ideas discussed in Media 101 and Media 203
  • develop students understanding of the social and media contexts of their media use and experiences
  • reinforce how media theories relate to real-world media practices
  • develop critical understandings of contemporary media and society to inform creative practice
  • develop critical thinking skills and knowledge applicable to future employment prospects
Edit Paper Description Content

Paper Structure

Edit Paper Structure Content

This paper is taught in one weekly 2-hour lecture, and one 1 hour tutorial.

More detailed guidance with assignments with be provided in tutorials.

Edit Paper Structure Content

Learning Outcomes

Edit Learning Outcomes Content

Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • show a critical understanding of some key contexts, issues, and areas of debate surrounding the social impacts of digital media
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • show an understanding of how digital media relates to social change in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • develop skills in communicating/expressing their critical understandings to others, in forms pertinent to future workplace/educational situations
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • further develop their academic writing and research abilities
    Linked to the following assessments:
Edit Learning Outcomes Content
Edit Learning Outcomes Content

Assessment

Edit Assessments Content

Assessment Components

Edit Assessments Content

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1.  In-class debate (30% group assessment: 5% audience participation)
25 Mar 2019
9:00 AM
35
  • In Class: In Lecture
2.  Individual essay (30%)
28 Apr 2019
11:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Pair (or individual) research poster (30%)
7 Jun 2019
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Class attendance and participation 5%
7 Jun 2019
5:00 PM
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
Edit Assessments Content

Required and Recommended Readings

Edit Required Readings Content

Required Readings

Edit Required Readings Content

Readings related to lecture topics for the paper are available via the following link:

http://readinglists.waikato.ac.nz

Search for

Media308-19A HAM Media and Social Change

It is strongly suggested that you utilise the readings as reference materials for your assessments.

Edit Required Readings Content

Online Support

Edit Online Support Content

There is an online Moodle community for this course. Lecture notes and assignment details will be made available from this site. Grades for all pieces of assessment will be available through Moodle.

Notes:

  • all grades in Moodle are provisional, and will be confirmed at the end of the semester
  • There is a maximum of 20MB per file for uploading to Moodle - where files are too large to submit through Moodle, students can use the University’s Private Bag service: https://privatebag.its.waikato.ac.nz/. Further technical information on this matter will be provided during the course if necessary.
Edit Online Support Content

Workload

Edit Workload Content

It is expected that students will:

  • actively attend and participate in all lectures and tutorials
  • exhibit academic standards befitting third year students (e.g. being able to engage in theoretical discussion)
  • commit to regular work on the debate and posters, and work constructively and respectfully with fellow group members

In terms of the debate and poster assessments, a key part of students workloads will be effective time management and group organisation skills.

Edit Workload Content