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

Literature and Mass Media in Australia

  • Module: Culture
  • Instructor: Sandy Sergeant
  • Unit Code: S2M1007
  • Admission: 2021-2022
  • Semester: Spring, 2022

Unit Summary

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 Outcome

Upon completion of the course, students should 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.

Unit Tasks

  1. Read and review the lesson study guide;
  2. Watch the lesson videoss
  3. Read, review, and complete the teaching note
  4. Complete assignment 2, and review the answers
  5. Take and complete the quiz test


Each lesson in this unit offers 100 credits, including:

  1. 25 credits for video attendance.
  2. 25 credits for completing teaching notes, 5 for each blank
  3. 25 credits for completing multiple choice questions, 5 for each question
  4. 25 credits for taking the quiz test, 5 for each question

Video Attendance

Credit Value Requirement
25 Watch more than 3 times
20 Watch more than 2 times
15 Watch more than 1 time
0 Watch less than 1 time
(including 1 time)

Lecture Notes

Credit Value Requirement
5 First answer is correct.
4.5 Second answer is correct.
4 Third answer is correct.
3 Third answer is incorrect

Multiple Choice

Credit Value Requirement
5 First choice is correct.
4.5 Second choice is correct.
4 Third choice is correct.
3 Third choice is incorrect


Credit Value Requirement
5 Choice is correct.
0 Choice is incorrect.