Environmental Perspectives and the Media

72396

This course examines how environmental concerns are represented and influenced by today’s mass media.

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    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites
    • 20 Credits or more at Level 6 and Above in Environment.

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

Concern about environmental issues is fuelling vigorous policy debates. These debates raise questions about the social and ethical limits of technology, the role of science in decision-making and conflicting views about development.

As a major forum for communicating information about the world we live in, the mass media play an important role in environmental debates. Public knowledge, values and opinions relating to environmental issues are reflected and shaped by media dialogue.  

What you will learn

When you successfully complete this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the role of the media in reflecting and shaping environmental concerns 
  • analyse the coverage of environmental issues by the news media
  • evaluate key factors that influence the parameters of environmental reporting
  • critically examine ethical issues with respect to environmental reporting.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

No textbooks are needed for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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Course starts -
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20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites
    • 20 Credits or more at Level 6 and Above in Environment.

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us