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Political Communication (7005.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Journalism & Communication Studies



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    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.

    Learning Outcomes


    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.

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.



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