Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 222
Subject Name Global Media and Social Justice
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36CP of any level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BCM232
Assessment Quiz - 1. Online Quizzes x 2 (30%) Essay - 2. Visual Essay Pitch (25%) Essay - 3. Visual Essay Project (45%)
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Nicola Evans
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Nicola Evans
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to the key concepts and debates in the study of global media and social justice. Part one looks at the role of media and communication in mapping the planet and in imagining global connection. Part two examines how the media themselves have changed in the era of globalisation. We look at issues surrounding the key players global media corporations such as Facebook and News Corporation and key hardware focusing on the smartphone and issues of e-waste and conflict minerals. We also look at who owns the global imagebanks. In part three we focus on what how to navigate this new global mediaenvironment, exploring concepts of citizenship, empathy, the global public sphere, and the movement of people and ideas on global survival circuits.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Develop broad and coherent knowledge of the field of global media studies through weekly readings/viewings and test their knowledge in online quizzes
2. Explore real world problems in global media and its impact on social justice through weekly seminar discussions and a final project focused on developing innovative solutions
3. Develop skills in effective and creative visual communication through their final visual essay project
4. Develop an understanding of the exercise of judgment and responsibility in global media and cross-cultural contexts

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