ALM215 - Global Media

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:ALC215
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Jian Xu
Trimester 3: Jian Xu
Cohort rule:Nil


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week


Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including: 2-hour online seminar per week (recordings provided).


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


Explore global media theories, cultures and practices in a highly globalised, digitised and networked world. You will engage with debates on different aspects of global media studies, including globalisation theories, transnational media, networked society, diaspora media, and the global public sphere. You will examine global media and cultural practices, such as international journalism, transnational TV formats and global digital activism, and also explore emerging media and cultural powers beyond the dominant West, including Chinese media ‘going out’, Korean Wave and Japanese pop culture. Completing the unit will help you acquire an up-to-date, critical and complex understanding of global media cultures and practices, which will pave the way for further study and research or to work in the fast-paced world of international media and communication.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Evaluate the diversity and complexities of media practices in contemporary global contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship


Apply concepts and theories in media, culture, and communication to media practices

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Critique the differences between Western and non-Western media systems, practices and powers

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving


Communicate information effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Photographic Essay 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Week 5
Assessment 2 - Critical essay 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ALM215
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only. 

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