This subject examines media development from the late nineteenth century to the present. It introduces students to the relevant historical context, analyses evolving relationships between media and society and between different media, and focuses on key issues concerning media ownership and control, organisation, use and operation. It is designed to provide students in visual and performing arts courses with an understanding of the significance of the media in the modern and contemporary world.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Not for students who have completed COM-1034, COM106 or HST210
Theories of mass media The Press as a mass medium The film industry and the emergence of mass media The development of radio The rise of advertising Propaganda in peace and war Cold war and communication Television and consumer societies Media, information and entertainment Media, war and international relations New media Globalisation and media
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.