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Visual Media and Communications
Eye off ways in which visual culture influences and is influenced by the way everyday people act. Look for examples of visual representation across all types of media. Tackle technology and film ethics. Highlight issues of race, gender and class.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- recognise and define different areas of visual cultural studies and communication theory, and apply them through them through a variety of activities.
- explain the politicised aspects of visual media and concepts in terms of both production and content (as discourse, texts, lived realities)
- present work in a manner conforming to accepted academic standards in both written and spoken form.
critically review, analyse and synthesise findings.
appraise issues and debates specific to cultural and social communications practices and their associated philosophical and political underpinnings.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
If you have no prior university experience, you should complete BAR100 Academic Learning Skills or COM10006 Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice before starting this subject.
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject was previously known as CLT120, MECX121 Seeing Culture: Vision, Visuality and the Senses.
- Participatory task (30%)
- Final Essay (40%)
- Visual Analysis (30%)
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