Communicating Politics G (11627.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Compare and critique current global political and media systems that influence political communication;
2. Analyse dynamics between key actors in the political communication system, identifying rhetoric, bias and agendas;
3. Interpret and apply knowledge of political and media systems to lobbying and election campaigning; and
4. Deconstruct strategic and tactical political communication with reference to local and global Indigenous connective action.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Tauel Harper|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Online||Dr Tauel Harper|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Online||Dr Caroline Fisher|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Caroline Fisher|
All required readings for the unit will be provided on the library course reading list or directly on the Canvas site.
There are several texts that are drawn on consistently by the unit. While reading them in their entirety is not compulsory, they are recommended as further readings for those interested in further detail or seeking a deeper understanding of the topics and assessments covered in this unit. They are available through the library.
- Chadwick A (2017) The hybrid media system: Politics and Power. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Lees-Marshment, Conley, Elder, Pettitt, Raynald, Turcotte (2019) Political Marketing: Principles and Applications. New York, London: Routledge (3rd edition)
- McNair B (2018) An Introduction to Political Communication. New York, London: Routledge. (6th edition)
- McNair et al. (2017) Politics, Media and Democracy in Australia. Routledge.
- Muller D (2021) Journalism and the Future of Democracy. Springer.
- Van Aelst P and Blumler J (2022) Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus. New York, London: Routledge.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please see Canvas for details about the submission of each assessment.
Special assessment requirements
You are required to attempt all assessment items to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
In this unit, you are assessed on your engagement and participation in online discussions with your colleagues. If you do not participate, you will not be able to pass Assessment 1.
Required IT skills
You are required to make a video presentation so it would be advantageous to develop skills to record a video presentation and upload to a private YouTube or Vimeo channel.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Stay up to date: To succeed in this unit you will need to stay up to date with major political events in your own country and Australia. Please read, watch or listen to the news and current affairs to stay up to date.
Reading: This is an MA unit and therefore you are expected to complete any set reading prior to class.
Citation conventions: please use APA6th for all intext referencing.
- Semester 1, 2023, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (211747)
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (211746)
- Semester 1, 2022, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206289)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206288)
- Semester 1, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (203726)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (203305)