IA3101 - Media and Race Relations
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Indigenous Australian Studies (pre 2015)
Available to all undergraduate degree students.
This subject explores race relations within the context of the Australian media, past
and present. The subject deals with the nature of racial consciousness represented
by the media, in particular, the role media plays in influencing individual and community
perceptions of racial difference and cultural diversity. Students will explore the
power of language and the subsequent impact of stereotyping, cultural bias, and both
negative and positive portrayal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as
well as other ethnic groups. Students will be introduced to issues through online
learning activities including e-mail, digital media and reading materials. Therefore,
it is essential that students have access to the World Wide Web to complete this subject.
Students should note that this is a third year subject and successful completion of
some second year subjects is advisable prior to enrolling in this subject.
- Critically analyse race relation theories which underpin media representation of different
- Deconstruct the impact of media representation on societal beliefs and attitudes;
- Critically evaluate media and race relations in the context of Reconciliation and
- Develop a media release that demonstrates the ability to use appropriate academic
language and formatting.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin
||<Person not found>, Professor Yvonne Cadet-James, <Person not found>.
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||multidraft Essays (50%); assignments (25%); develop media release (25%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest