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Area/Catalogue
COMM 1006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
010701

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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 owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To introduce students to the fundamental approaches to human communication, and to the development, use and role of communication and media technologies in human society.

Course content

Students will be introduced to various theories of communication and media and the ideas and concepts of seminal thinkers in the field of communication and media studies. The course explains how theoretical approaches to communication and the media are applied in a range of communication professions, practices and situations, and examines the development and use of communication and media in society.  It introduces essential elements of the social, political, economic  and technological role of communication to prepare students for more advanced study.

Textbook(s)

Danesi, M (Ed) 2013, Encyclopedia of Media and Communication, University of Toronto Press, Canada

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 6 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
Lecture (Online lectures or guest lectures) 1 hour x 7 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 6 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
Lecture (Online lectures or guest lectures) 1 hour x 7 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Lecture 1.5 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop (Oral presentations) 0.5 hour x 10 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
Online activities 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Essay 1350 words 30% N/A
Project 1800 words 40% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Online activities 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Essay 1350 words 30% N/A
Project 1800 words 40% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Online activities 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Essay 1350 words 30% N/A
Project 1800 words 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online activities 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Essay 1350 words 30% N/A
Project 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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

Degrees this course is offered in

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