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Area/Catalogue
COMM 2076

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
154944

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To further develop students' understandings of the Australian legal system and ethical implications of professional practice.

Course content

Students will develop an understanding of laws pertinent to the professional practice of media and other areas of mass communication. They will analyse ethical considerations in normative practice and consider professional accountability and social and corporate responsibilities.

Textbook(s)

Weisenhaus, Doreen 2014, Hong Kong Media Law: A guide for Journalists and Media Professionals, Expanded Second Edition, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. (For HONG KONG STUDENTS only)

Pearson, Mark and Polden, Mark 2014, The Journalist's Guide to Media Law: A handbook for communications in a digital world, 5th edition, Allen and Unwin, Sydney. (For AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS only)

Prerequisite(s)

COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: COMM 1021 Journalism Ethics OR COMM 2041 Creative Industries and Ethics

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop (Assignment workshop) 1 hour x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture (to be held at Magill - refer to Magill timetable) 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Tutorial (to be timetabled and held at City West) 2 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 10 weeks
Online (activities) 3 hours x 2 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
Continuous assessment 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Essay 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Continuous assessment 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Essay 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Essay 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Essay 1350 words equivalent 30% N/A
Project 1800 words equivalent 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
School of Creative Industries

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