POLS332-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Media and Conflict

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

The course sets out to provide a critical insight and analysis into the role of media in ancient and contemporary conflicts and wars through a series of in-depth case studies. It provides a comprehensive review of the key concepts and theories on the media's impact on, and role during political conflicts.

What was the media’s role during the major wars of the 20th century? Has social media changed war in the 21st century? Can the media drive foreign policy towards military intervention? Why do the media ignore most wars? Can the media facilitate peace and reconciliation? These are some of the questions that are critically debated throughout this course. This course offers a comprehensive review of the key concepts and theories on the relationship between the media, communication and political conflict. It also provides an examination of the media’s role during the major political conflicts of the past century through a series of in-depth case studies.

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.

Pre-requisites

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

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Putaiao Koiora 275 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 526 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 121 27 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Karl Popper 413 27 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 27 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Timetable Note

Tutorials are on weeks 3 to 6 and 8 to 11 (8 Tutorials only)

Course Coordinator

Natalia Chaban

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Academic essay/research report 28 Aug 2020 30%
Poster session 28 Sep 2020 20%
Final presentations 40% 12-15 October
Participation 10%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Carruthers, Susan L; The media at war; 2nd ed; Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

The course reader (book of required readings) is available electronically on Learn.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,553.00

International fee $6,750.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All POLS332 Occurrences

  • POLS332-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020
  • POLS332-20S2 (D) Semester Two 2020 (Distance)