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 310
Subject Name Emerging Issues in Media & Communication
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites 16 cp at 200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BCM 312
Assessment Proposal - 1. Research proposal [1000 words] 20% Project - 2. Project report [3,500 words] 50% Journal/Blog - 3. Project journal [1,500 2,000 words] 30%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096 
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
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session CCCU Semester C  (06-05-2019 to 03-08-2019)
Campus UOW at CCCU HK
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Maria Mo Kit Fung
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Instance Comment  
Census Date 23-05-2019

Subject Description
This capstone subject addresses breaking issues affecting the media and communications industries. Students will explore how innovation, regulation and policy in media and communications interrelate with social issues, focusing on a key thematic area. Suitable topics may include surveillance technologies, communication, green media, digital storytellings and digital social inclusion. The subject aims to give students the opportunity to apply concepts and skills learned in their degree in practical, topically relevant, project-based work. Students will initiate and complete semester-long projects and will be encouraged to consider projects that will contribute to their portfolio at the completion of their degree.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate awareness of emerging issues affecting the media and communications industries
2. Design and conduct a major research project
3. Situate project work and outcomes in terms of graduate qualities as expressed both at UOW and elsewhere in the literature

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
FACULTY & DISCIPLINE GRADUATE QUALITIES Informed on contemporary issues in media and communications industries (LO1, TS1, AM1) Problem solving in applying skills learned in the degree to the design of a capstone project (LO2, TS2, AM2) Independent learner in carrying out student initiated project and critically analysing their performance through the keeping of a journal. (LO3, TS1,3, AM3) Responsible in consolidating and reflecting on strategies for collaboration and ethical issues in research (LO3, TS3, AM3) Effective communicator in the production of a articulate and compelling project report (LO2, TS2, AM3)

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