This unit gives you an opportunity to build towards a major piece of research and writing, the 2000-word research essay.
All assessment tasks are linked and relate to the lecture and tutorial content. The lectures and tutorials are based on the essential weekly readings (available as a hard copy reader via the Co-op bookshop, or electronically via the University library). You are expected to read and take notes on the weekly readings before attending the tutorials.
Lectures are designed to give an overview of the weekly topics and the overall course theme of sociological approaches to the relationship between media and society.
Your participation mark will relate to the level of preparation you demonstrate, your contribution to group discussions based on these inter-related elements of the course, and your engagement with others' ideas.
If you have any concerns about tutorial participation, please speak to the unit convenor as early as possible.