COMS205-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Media and Politics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

The course provides an understanding of the role of the media in domestic and international politics. It does this by analysing key theoretical assumptions and debates on the role of media institutions in the struggle for power domestically and internationally. This course includes group work and requires active in-class engagement. It has on-campus and distance options. It features internationally-recognised top experts in the field of political communication as our guest speakers. Research, critical debate, collaborative work, networking, creativity, writing and presentation are among the core skills this course aims to advance.

Prerequisites

Any 15 points at 100 level from COMS or POLS, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 26 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 446
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 26 May
02 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 121
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 26 May
03 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 446
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 26 May

Course Coordinator

Natalia Chaban

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quiz 15% Take place every second week: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 10 Each quiz has 10 questions, Each quiz = 3% of the grade
FORUM 10% One forum post 8% by 22 March, a follow up queston 2% due 18 April. Post that attracts most questions gets 3% added to final grade. Bonus of up to 5% for active tutorial participation/contribution
Group Case Study 35% Group presentation (15%): April 4, during lecture on Monday, 11am-1pm Group written report (20%): April 22, 11:59pm
Essay 20 Jun 2021 40% Participants of the class are invited to choose and write one essay: not shorter than 1,300 words and not longer than 1,500 words. References are not included into this word count

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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 COMS205 Occurrences

  • COMS205-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • COMS205-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)