Political Communication (7005.4)
|Level:||Undergraduate Third Year Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Journalism & Communication Studies|
This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:
- Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2006 End Date: 31/12/2006
- Version 2 - Start Date: 01/01/2007 End Date: 31/12/2008
- Version 3 - Start Date: 01/01/2009 End Date: 31/12/2010
- Version 4 - Start Date: 01/01/2011 End Date: 31/12/2012
The subject examines political communication theory and practice with a focus on the Australian Parliament, politicians, political consultants and public relations, the press gallery, lobbyists, major media organisations, the bureaucracy and key institutions. Major theoretical positions are examined in the context of case studies including: election processes; popular media; political cultures; citizenship; news and conflict; relationships between news media and nation-states; and trends in international comparative research.
1. Understand the key theoretical positions in political communication research.
2. Understand how political communication research is applied in a variety of contexts;
3. Analyse political communication in the media and on the internet.
4. Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to problem-solving and issues analysis.
Three hours per week.