University of Newcastle Australia program

Media Literacy

This program, SCRN1000, provides an interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of our complex relationship with media.

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Analyse film and media texts and explore ways of better understanding culture and our relationship with media.

So many of the defining moments in our lives are accompanied by an experience with the media or have grown out of our relationship with the media. The media are a central part of how we live, work and play. This course provides an interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of our complex relationship with diverse forms of media. It will introduce you to a range of analytical approaches to the study of film, media and culture, and their application to specific texts, situations and events.

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The University of Newcastle, Australia

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Recognise theoretical, conceptual and methodological frameworks for the study of film, media, and culture.

  2. Apply these analytical frameworks to specific texts, situations, and events.

  3. Identify the roles of film and media in contemporary culture and in individual lives.

  4. Illustrate how film and the media represent important aspects of contemporary culture.

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