Law of Communication (9424.1)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|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 be able to:
1. 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;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of case law and statutory provisions relating to freedom of expression in Australia;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of how the law impacts upon the work of communication professionals; and
4. 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.
Incompatible unitsStudents 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.
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.
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)