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Communication Evolution (9020.4)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media

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  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165328) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154581) - View
  • UC Term 4, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (148003) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (147999) - View

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Syllabus

This unit places communication within the context of relations of power. It emphasizes the relationship between communication technologies and social, political and cultural change. Students are introduced to key concerns and ideas in communication scholarship and the communication industries, with a focus on the transition from the one-to-many (broadcast) to the many-to-many (network) model. The communication of power and the power of communication are examined through a variety of perspectives, including political economy, the sociology of the journalistic field, and network theory.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role and importance of communication technology in shaping, and being shaped by, society and culture;

2. Demonstrate knowledge of key communication theories;

3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the main technological evolutions in communication and media history;

4. Demonstrate a preliminary understanding of how communication has been analysed within particular traditions that over time have become increasingly exposed to globalisation; and

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of communication in modern history.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.

Prerequisites

9022 Digital Media Literacy.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None

Incompatible Units

Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 8128 Communication, History and Society

Equivalent Units

None

Referenced Courses



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