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Area/Catalogue
COMM 1072

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163201

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 3)

Course aim

To introduce students to the fundamental approaches to human communication, and to the development, use and role of communication and media technologies in human society.

Course content

Students will be introduced to various theories of communication and media and the ideas and concepts of seminal thinkers in the field of communication and media studies. The course explains how theoretical approaches to communication and the media are applied in a range of communication professions, practices and situations, and examines the development and use of communication and media in society.  It introduces essential elements of the social, political, economic  and technological role of communication to prepare students for more advanced study.

Textbooks

Wright, JD (ed) 2015, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edn, Elsevier, Amsterdam, E-book

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A
Project 2700 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Comm, International Studies & Languages

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