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CMS3009 Research and Inquiry in Communication and Media

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 disciplines of communication and media studies utilise specialist methods of analysis. This course introduces students to modes of inquiry and analysis used in communication and media studies to enable engagement with and understanding of the ways popular culture and mass media products are produced, disseminated and consumed.

This course will equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of the specialist methods of analysis used in communication and media studies. Using contemporary approaches to textual analysis, discourse analysis and ethnography as well as analytic practices drawn from current developments in communication, media and cultural studies, this course will equip students with the requisite skills to undertake the critique and analysis of popular cultural and mass media texts.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023