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Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - 980AA

Course Code: 980AA
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Communication and Media
UAC Code: 363044
CRICOS Code: 065639A
English Language Requirements: None.

Introduction

This course provides an advanced study of the history, theory and methods of Communication and Media Studies with a special focus on political communication. It explores the way in which societies have evolved in conjunction with advances in communication technology and addresses the way communications media have profoundly transformed the way we live. This course develops an informed and critical understanding of how the media operate, the way they shape meanings and values, and the difference they are making to the social, economic and political worlds in which we live. It provides an in-depth understanding of political communication processes from a national capital perspective. Special attention is paid to the development of high level oral and written communication skills as well as to an appreciation of the power of visual communication forms.

Enquiries

Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Email artsanddesign.enquiries@canberra.edu.au Ph 6201 2570 or 6206 3887

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies B CommMediaSt

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from 2013. Please refer to course 213JA Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
To provide an in-depth understanding of contemporary society and politics paying particular attention to the role of the media in society and the relations of politics and public opinion Students will develop analytical and critical capacities as they engage with the complex issues relating to the role of the media in society.Students will be encouraged to develop innovative solutions to problems facing society as they consider, for example, ethical and policy issues relating to media use and regulation.Students will appreciate the values that underpin democratic systems and their relationship to human rights.Students will be able to present arguments and ideas effectively and have the capacity to analyse and assess arguments.
Provide an advanced understanding of the disciplinary perspectives of Communication and Media Studies and the ability to apply these to the study of political communication. Students will develop analytical and critical capacities as they engage with the complex issues relating to the role of the media in society.Students will develop information literacy and numeracy and their competencies in the use of information and communication technology as they engage with the disciplinary perspectives and characteristic methods of enquiry of Communication and Media Studies.Students will engage with complex ethical questions, strategic thinking, and problem solving as they study processes of political communication.
To provide an understanding of and basic competence in a range of communication and media research methods and the ability to apply these to research tasks. Students will develop information literacy and numeracy as they develop basic competency in a range of communication and media research methods.Students will develop an appreciation of research ethics and related questions of social responsibility.
To provide an understanding of political communication processes including, at the national level, elections, campaigning and lobbying, and , at the international level, public diplomacy, the role of the media in foreign relations, and the implications of globalisation. Students will engage with complex ethical questions, strategic thinking, and problem solving as they study processes of political communication. They will understand the importance of professional ethics in the communication professions.Students will appreciate the cultural context of political communication via a study of its role in foreign relations.
To develop high level competency in oral and written communication and an appreciation of the power of visual communication in a range of forms and contexts. Students will develop high level competencies in critical thinking, oral and written communication, and group work both via the course content itself and the range of assignment tasks that will be required.
To develop generic skills and attributes which will equip students for success in professional life including critical thinking and professional ethics. Students will be expected to act responsibly and ethically in their critical assessment of media, politics and society and in their own communicative and research behaviours.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High achieving students may be eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) course.

Internships

The course offers opportunities for work-place learning through internships and provides an excellent introduction to communication and media research methods.

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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