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Area/Catalogue
COMM 5058

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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
100778

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To introduce students to qualitative research methods in communication studies and practice in researching a wide range of issues and problems relevant to current organisational and strategic communications practices.

Course content

Organisational communication theory - its history, scope and major paradigms; current approaches to both theory and practice; the contemporary organisational world: decision-making, problem solving, strategic communication, conflict management and organisational ethics, organisational power and politics, organisational change, leadership and new information technologies; qualitative research approaches in communication studies.

The external offering is available to rural and remote students only.

Textbook(s)

Piper, M, Daniels, T, & Spiker K 2008, Organizational communication: perspectives and trends, Sage, Los Angeles

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 2
COMM 5005 Public Relations 2G
Group 1
COMM 5009 Public Relations 1 CM

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 5 hours x 4 sessions
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Directed Study N/A x N/A

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 (INTENSIVE)
Proposal 1000 words 15% N/A
Literature review 2000 words 20% N/A
Report 6000 words 65% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Proposal 1000 words 15% N/A
Literature review 2000 words 20% N/A
Report 6000 words 65% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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