Course Title: Mass Media in Asia

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Mass Media in Asia

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM1086

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

COMM2379

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Chengju Huang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9718

Course Coordinator Email: chengju.huang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: To be advised


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore key concepts and issues in Asian media studies through a range of case studies. You will examine mass media systems and industries in the Asian region. In particular, you will explore the relationship between Asian media systems and the broader political, economic, and social/cultural institutions of the region.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


  • Discuss a range of media theories and their application in Asian contexts.
  • Analyse the key factors that have influenced the development of Asian media systems, both local and global.
  • Identify the nature and function of the mass media industries in the Asian region.
  • Evaluate the relationship between Asian media systems and the broader political, economic, and social/cultural institutions of the region.
     


Program Learning Outcomes

For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication - Professional Communication (BP222), you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

critically analyse and apply a diverse and industry relevant body of knowledge and skills to the field of media and communications in a global context
 


If you are enrolling in this course as an elective, it will complement the learning outcomes you are developing in your program.

 

  • Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include written and oral reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment