2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Global Media and Communication Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

The global reach of the media and communication industries, and the cultural diversity generated by new virtual workplaces, create a demand for graduates with a grounding in global media and communication studies.

This area of study focuses on strengthening skills in understanding cultural difference and diversity, introducing students to global media networks and infrastructure, and on building capacity among students to produce and interpret media content within a range of local, national and international contexts. It draws from a range of disciplines and studies the media's role in key global debates from environmental sustainability to humanitarian aid. At its core, the Global Media and Communication area of study is designed to produce graduates whose knowledge of media practices in other cultures and whose strong focus on social justice makes them valuable in the workplace and creative, cosmopolitan users of contemporary media. This major equips students to make the best of the challenges and opportunities they will experience as global media citizens. 

Subjects Required for Major Study

A major in Global Media and Communication consists of at least 48 credit points as outlined below.  

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
BCM 111International Media and Communication6Spring
BCM 222Global Media and Social Justice6Autumn
BCM 322Global Media Interventions6Not offered in this year
Plus TWO from the following:
BCM 206Global Networks6Spring
ELL 230Communication Across Cultures6Autumn
CST 232Social and Cultural Mediascapes6Not offered in this year
BCM 241Media, Audience, Place6Spring
BCM 289Transnational Media and Culture Industries6Spring
Plus at least THREE from the following:
BCM 331Australian Content, Global Context6Not offered in this year
BCM 320Digital Asia6Not offered in this year
BCM 333Hollywood and Beyond: Screen Genres in Global Context6Not offered in this year
BCM 391Media, War and Peace6Not offered in this year

Minor Study

A 24 credit point minor in Global Media and Communication is available.


Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:

UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 1 November, 2016