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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 1|
|Administered by:||School of Indigenous Australian Studies|
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 visual representation 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.
|Study Period 1, External|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Coord/Lect:||Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin.|
|Method of Delivery:||WWW - LearnJCU|
|Assessment:||written critique (50%); major essay (50%).|
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