You will choose a cultural group (e.g. young people LGBTQI+ people, women) and analyse how this group is represented using at least two media texts as examples. In your essay you will identify the ways the texts represent the group you have selected and discuss how these representations relate to broader ideological perspectives discussed in online modules, readings and tutorials.
Your essay must compare the chosen texts, examining how they are indicative (or not) of changes to how these cultural groups have been constructed in the media. The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate your understanding of the CYB103 unit content and the wider media and cultural context of your examples.
As such, you should aim to draw upon the concepts introduced in the online modules, readings and tutorials from weeks 7-13. However, you can (and probably will) also draw on material from earlier in the semester as well.
You are also expected to undertake additional library research to support your argument. The CYB103 reading list also offers several suggested sources.
You can define “media text” broadly. For example, you might want to focus on two advertisements, two websites, or two TV shows. Alternatively, you could focus on two characters from TV shows, or celebrities.
You can, of course, choose a combination of texts and / or genres (e.g. a website and a TV show, an internet meme and an ad). Choose texts that interest you and make you think. You can choose texts in languages other than English, if you provide a translation.
This assignment uses the APA referencing and formatting style as set out in QUT Cite Write and The APA 6th Edition Guidelines.
- Assignment must be written and organised in standard academic essay style.
- You may use first person voice, but only do so sparingly.
- The essay must be accompanied by a reference list.
- Essay must be 1.5 or double spaced.
- A detailed assessment criteria sheet is available from the CYB103 Blackboard site.
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