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CMS2008 Subjectivities, the Self and Communication

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


The formation of identity through popular cultural texts provides a central theme for investigation in communication and media studies scholarship. Students will be specifically encouraged to consider how identities are both framed and circulate within and through popular communication and media texts and the effects this has on identity formation. Particular attention will be given to the ways that considerations of the Self form within contemporary popular cultural landscapes and the ways that media texts frame identity construction.

This course examines the relationship between communication and identity formation. With specific attention given to popular cultural texts, including social media, film and music, students will explore how communication and media representations shape conceptions of the Self in contemporary social contexts. With a specific focus on current approaches in communication, media and cultural studies scholarship for considering identity and the Self through popular culture, this course will equip students with analytic skills for understanding the ways identities are framed and formulated via popular culture.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023