Media Worlds (11130.1)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse media artefacts to identify how narrative is constructed;
2. Apply knowledge of visual narrative conventions to construct coherent narrative sequences using digital media technologies; and
3. Analyse key narrative elements and adapt them for visual presentation.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
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There are no set texts for this unit. Readings will include videos, online tutorials and other material which is freely available on the internet will be linked from the unit web site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
If you think you won't be able to get an assignment in by its due date please speak to your tutor. We are happy to be flexible with due dates (within reason) and don't want our assessment tasks being a major source of anxiety for our students. If you need more time on an assignment, please come to us early with a well thought-out plan for completing the assignment. For example, if another unit has a big assignment due on Friday, and you just need until Monday to finish it, then tell us that. The worst thing you can do is just miss the due date (it costs you marks), but the second worst thing you can do is leave the extension late and then make us work out when and how you'll hand it in. Bring us a solution to your problem well before the due date (a week is fine) and we'll try to find a way to accommodate you.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Weekly attendance at labs and lectures is expected. Students who do not attend classes regularly will miss out on important information. Data also shows quite clearly that students who miss class are at a higher risk of failing a unit, and statistically receive lower results than those who come every week.
This unit has only 3 hours of face to face classes per week. You are expected to put in additional hours outside class time (up to 7 hours a week) to get the greatest benefit from the unit and stay on top of the content.
Inclusion and engagement
We are extremely keen to ensure all our students are well looked after. Often it's very easy for us to make a small change to the way we teach to make it easier for you to learn. If you have a disability or a mental health concern please contact Student Services who can help your tutor and lecturer help you better.
You are expected to attend all classes, but will not automatically fail the unit on the basis of attendance alone.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have a basic understanding of computer technology, such as word processing, conducting internet searches and managing files. No prior experience with media technologies is required.
Work placement, internships or practicums