COMM2207 Media and Culture Industries in Hong Kong
- 6 points
|Not available in 2020||Hong Kong||Face to face|
- This unit is only available to students in the Bachelor of Arts. It traces the sociohistorical development of cultural industries in Hong Kong from the 1950s to the present, as an expanded case study of communication in practice. Since contemporary Hong Kong culture is inextricably a site of tourism, the unit explores tourism as itself a cultural practice. It also provides an understanding of the development and trends of cultural and tourism industries in Hong Kong (including history, culture, lifestyle, geography and infrastructure).
- Students are able to (1) understand better the sociohistorical development of Hong Kong culture and lifestyle; (2) understand cultural industries in Hong Kong as a form of communicative practice; (3) capture emerging trends and the development of cultural tourism and cultural industries in Hong Kong; (4) review local sociohistoric issues in a critical way; and (5) acquire better presentation and public speaking skills through students' own critical analyses of their histories and identities in a self-reflective way.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessments; (2) media project; and (3) tutorial participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Stephen Dobbs
- Unit rules
- (COMM2001 Communication and Mass Media
COMM2201 Communication and Mass Media)
(COMM2002 Digital Media
COMM2203 Digital Media)
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week
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