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Area/Catalogue
COMM 1065

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
155121

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To introduce students to a wide range of professional and technical texts, and to develop students' skills in planning, drafting, evaluating, and editing both written and visual content.

Course content

Students will be introduced to the critical analysis of the written and visual aspects of a wide range of texts in the academic, governmental, professional, industrial, corporate, and public contexts to understand how effective communications are constructed. Students will develop knowledge on how to create effective print, online and visual communication through practice in evaluating, drafting, and revising a range of professional and technical communication, using the principles of reader centredness, useability, and persuasiveness.

Textbook(s)

Anderson, P V 2017, Technical communication: a reader-centred approach, 9th edn, Cengage Learning, Boston

Prerequisite(s)

COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: COMM 1051 Professional and Technical Writing: An Introduction

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop (Oral and written presentations) 1 hour x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, KAPLAN HIGHER EDUCATION - SINGAPORE (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 4 hours x 2 days
Workshop 8 hours x 1 day
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture (Lecture held at Magill and available online) 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Project 900 words 20% N/A
Portfolio 1350 words 30% N/A
Report 1800 words 40% N/A
Continuous assessment 450 words equivalent 10% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Project 900 words 20% N/A
Portfolio 1350 words 30% N/A
Report 1800 words 40% N/A
Continuous assessment 450 words equivalent 10% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Project 900 words 20% N/A
Portfolio 1350 words 30% N/A
Report 1800 words 40% N/A
Continuous assessment 450 words equivalent 10% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, KAPLAN HIGHER EDUCATION - SINGAPORE (INTENSIVE)
Project 900 words 20% N/A
Portfolio 1350 words 30% N/A
Report 1800 words 40% N/A
Continuous assessment 450 words equivalent 10% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Project 900 words 20% N/A
Portfolio 1350 words 30% N/A
Report 1800 words 40% N/A
Continuous assessment 450 words equivalent 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Project 900 words 20% N/A
Portfolio 1350 words 30% N/A
Report 1800 words 40% N/A
Continuous assessment 450 words equivalent 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

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