2018 Summer School Subject List

Mass Media in East Africa (ASNS2670) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Asian Studies
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Dr Ki-Sung Kwak - ki-sung.kwak@sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Ki-Sung Kwak - ki-sung.kwak@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 09 Jan 2018 
End Date: 20 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


This unit introduces students to the media industry and policies in selected countries in East Asia, namely Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.

In addressing the topics, the main features of media in the region are discussed and compared.

The unit will be multi-disciplinary, covering various aspects of mass media in the region. These include the social and cultural role of the media, political and economic justification of state control, and implications of the emergence of new communication technologies.


2hr Exam, 1500wd essay, oral presentation/1000wd tutorial paper and participation


Start Date: 09 Jan 2018     End Date: 20 Feb 2018


Tues 14:00 - 17:00

Thurs 14:00 - 17:00

Final Exam

Tues 20th Feb, 14:00 start (2hr exam & 10mins reading time)


Selected readings (Mass Media in East Asia), University of Sydney, 2017