COMS306-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Media Communication in International Context

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


The course sets out to provide a critical insight and analysis into the role of media in contemporary international contexts. Its focus is on political communication during conflicts and wars, as well as its contribution to international collaborations and cross-border and cross-culture dialogues. Through a series of in-depth case studies, the course provides a comprehensive review of the key concepts and theories on the media's impact on, and role in international political communication.

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.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 30 points at 200 level from COMS or POLS, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Rehua 329
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 E14 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 E13
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
02 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

Natalia Chaban


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Participation and Attendance 10% Attendance of lectures, Participation in tutorials and 4 Forum reflections on lecture materials (one every three weeks)
Essay 1 30% word limit 2000 words (+/-10%) excluding Bibliography / Sources. Due 4 September
Poster Presentation 15% Week 7
Essay 2 30% Due on November 6 word limit 2000 words (+/-10%) excluding Bibliography / Sources
Group blog post 15% 400 words, due on October 30

Course links

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,597.00

International fee $7,200.00

* 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 COMS306 Occurrences

  • COMS306-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022
  • COMS306-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)