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Area/Catalogue
COMM 5014

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
012491

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

Enable students to make high level independent judgements relating to responsible and accountable communication management.

Course content

Students in this course will undertake a study of ethics, social responsibility and legal issues in managing communication at a strategic level. Topics covered include ethics theory and frameworks, ethical challenges, corporate and professional standards,  codes of practice that govern new and traditional media, corporate social responsibility and its reporting, contract law, copyright, defamation, laws affecting new media, and the place of law within contemporary public relations practice.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online study) 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
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Essay 1300 words 30% N/A
Presentation 2000 words equivalent 45% N/A
Assignment 1200 words 25% 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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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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.

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