POL3120 - Politics and Media

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21
Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to investigate the complex relationship between politics and media in modern society. We explore how politics is represented in media and how the latter impacts on the policy process, how the role of media is conceived differently under the liberal understanding of politics as compared with the collective understanding, and how new information and communication technology (ICT) may affect political development. Students are expected to learn about the political economy of mass media, the interaction among power, the press and society, and the theory and practice of political communication and marketing. Through a range of learning activities, which, as far as practicable, include class discussion/presentation, group consultation, guest lectures, interviews, visits and events participation, students will engage in project based learning and apply their knowledge and skills to some in-depth studies of real-life cases related to politics and media.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information