Globalisation: Media and Telecommunications

MDA60003, formerly HAM411 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Teaching Period

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours


Nil - except for postgraduate Multimedia students who must successfully complete HAM405 The Media in Australia before studying HAM411.



Aims and objectives

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
  • Appreciate the extraordinary growth and changes in the field of communications
  • Understand to the convergence of media and telecommunications and the trend towards globalisation
  • Appreciate the complex forces for change which are analysed, particularly the increasing international trend towards privatisation, mega amalgamation, liberalisation and deregulation.
  • Understand the notion of an electronic culture with its relationship to established political economy, media and cultural theory.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.