Introduction to Communication (9023.3)
|Level:||Undergraduate First Year Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Communication and Media|
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The fields of advertising, journalism, media, public affairs and public relations are some of the most exciting and influential industries in the world. This unit provides a broad introduction to the communication industries by considering the role and importance of communication in professional practice and citizenship. Communication as an idea, a tool and a process is defined, explored and interrogated. The many forms of communication - written, spoken, visual - are investigated via a range of genres and media platforms. We examine theories that see communication as a tool of expression and of power. Finally, we consider the place of those for whom communication is designed - audiences and users. Students should complete this unit with a basic understanding of key issues in communication, within the context of industry and society.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate a basic understanding of the role and importance of communication in society;
2. demonstrate elementary knowledge of the key communication professions, and the correlations and contrasts between these professions;
3. demonstrate elementary knowledge of the key forms of communication and media platforms;
4. demonstrate an awareness of those audiences/users for which communication is designed;
5. demonstrate a general sense of how communication theory relates to the practice of communication.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Winter Term, 2018
- Semester 1, 2018
- Winter Term, 2017
- Semester 1, 2017
- Winter Term, 2016
UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
- UC College Trimester 3, 2017
- UC College Trimester 3, 2016
2 hours per week.