Law of Communication (9424.1)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will have an enhanced understanding of legal issues affecting the media and be able to apply this in a practical context. Students will develop greater awareness of legal risks and develop greater capacity for legal risk identification, risk assessment and risk management in relation to the production of media content.
Students will be able to: 1. demonstrate an understanding of case law and statutory provisions relating to freedom of expression in Australia;
2. demonstrate an understanding of how the law impacts upon the work of communication professionals;
3. demonstrate an ability to analyse and identify legal issues and the legal principles that apply to concrete situations and to evaluate those legal principles.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
PrerequisitesStudents must have successfully completed at least 18 credit points.
- Students who have completed unit 7098 Law of Communications cannnot enrol in this unit.
Equivalent units7098 Law of Communications.
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Students will need to access the below text for the purposes of completing the course of study in the Unit.
- Butler, Des and Sharon Rodrick, Australian Media Law (Lawbook Co, 5th Ed, 2015).
NB: Refer to the Reading List on Canvas for the list of weekly readings.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Summaries for the Tutorial Presentation must be provided to the tutor in hard copy on the day of their presentation. Summaries for the Online Discussion Lead must be provided via the Canvas discussion group as a 'post' (ie not an attachment).
The Mid-Semester Assignment and End of Semester Take Home Examination must be submitted online via Canvas.
Refer to the Assessment Details for information on the tutorial participation component
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
All written assessment items must be referenced in accordance with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (available on Canvas)