COMS101-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Media and Society

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

COMS101 explores the relationship between society and media - including social media, print, broadcasting, and all kinds of online spaces. It asks how our understandings of the world and people around us are mediated, how media have shaped society, and how society is reflected and produced through media. We will explore topics like media audiences, technologies, ownership and work; the frames of representation, power, and identity; and analytical tools like semiotics, discourse, and narrative. COMS101 is a stage one course that does not require any prior media study, but it builds on everything you have ever watched, listened to, interacted with, and produced. This course has on-campus and distance options. It includes weekly written exercises and requires active in-class engagement on campus, or in the distance stream to develop core university skills and learn effectively from the teaching staff and from each other.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 244
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 A7
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
04 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jane Soons 602
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
05 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 441
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
06 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 244
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
07 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 445
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
08 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 460
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
09 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 E12
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Contact Person

Zita Joyce

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Library exercise 5% This exercise will test your knowledge of accessing and retrieving information through online library resources.
Tutorial Assignments 30% Eight assignments designed to extend your media writing skills marked at 3.75% each
Essay 35% 1,500 word limit (excluding references).
Final exam 30% 2 hours, scheduled during University exam period

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All COMS101 Occurrences

  • COMS101-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • COMS101-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)