Australian Culture & Society
M1007 Literature & Mass Media in Australia
M1007 Literature & Mass Media in Australia

M1007 Literature and Mass Media

General Course Infromation

Course Details

Course Code M1007
Course Literature and Mass Media
Term SPR SEM 2024
Level 4
Lessons 2
Available for All students

Course Staff

Course Instructor: Sandy Sergeant

Course Timetable

Students will be noticed when the course is open.

Unit Overview

M1007 Literature and Media in Australia combines two topics, literature and mass media in Australia.

In the first part, students are mainly introduced to the evolution and history of literature in Australia, including aboriginal, modern and contemporary works. Students will have a refreshing taste of extracts from Australian prose, verse and contemporary novels.

In the second part, students will get to know various media types in Australia, including television, newspapers, news websites, and radio stations. In addition, students will be presented with top-rated and most-welcomed programmes in Australia.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. To have an understanding of the evolution and history of Australian literature.
  2. To know facts and characteristics of aboriginal, modern and contemporary Australian literature.
  3. To name a few famous Australian writers.
  4. To have an understanding of mass media.
  5. To list different mass media types in Australia.
  6. To name a few Australian media providers.

Learning Resouces

This course may include additional learning materials from the instructor. You may find them attached alongside your lesson videos.


Policy on course assessment is based on the following four principles:

  1. Assessment must encourage learning activities and improve learning methods.
  2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
  3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable.
  4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

Assessment Summary

# Task Credit
1 Lesson Video 25
2 Assignments 50
4 Quiz 25

Assessment Detail

Assessment 1: Attendance

Credit: 25

Assessment on attendance is determined by the total viewing duration in a lesson. For example, to get 25 credits, a 40-minute long lesson video requires a minimum viewing duration of 160 minutes.

Assessment 2: Assignments

Credit: 50

Task: You need to complete a total of 10 questions which come in various forms, including but not limited to cloze, multiple choice, or TRUE/FALSE questions. You will have 3 opportunities to answer each question before your final submission.

Assessment 3: Quiz

Credit: 25

Task: You need to complete a total of 20 questions that are either standalone or under reading material(s). You will not have additional opportunities before your final submission.


  • Failure to submit: Failure to fufill course attendance requirements, or unable to submit an assignment or quiz on time may incur a fail grade.
  • Resubmission: of an assignment or a quiz after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
  • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request for a review from your program coordinator. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result.

Course Grading

Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

Grade Mark Description
HD 90-100 High Distinction
D 75-89 Distinction
M 61-74 Merit
P 45-60 Pass
F 0-44 Fail
FNS Fail No Submission