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CMM1101 Reading Media Texts
Credit Points: 15
The unit offers an overview of critical approaches used within media and film studies as forms of media textual analysis. It examines a variety of media texts including film, television, advertisements, photography and the press. It introduces students to a number of key theoretical perspectives and approaches including: examination of the 'language' of the media, semiology, theories of narrative structure and binary oppositions, genre theory. It aims to develop student skills in studying written critical analyses of the media and in writing their own critical essays on the media.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y40Bachelor of Arts - Bunbury
Y43Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Communications
Y71Bachelor of Communications
MIAACKCommunications and Culture Minor - Bunbury
MIAAGEJournalism Minor - Bunbury
MABUTFLiterature and Writing Major - Bunbury
MABUTGMedia Major - Bunbury
MABUTHVisual Art Major - Bunbury
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012