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Public Writing

Undergraduate | GRF-CMM251 | 2024

Refresh your approach to persuasive writing. Look back at the history of writing material for public settings. Question the form’s ethical considerations. Funnel this knowledge into a future role in public relations, creative industries or government.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024

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Public Writing

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you should have:

    1. an enhanced understanding of the history of public writing
    2. a practical grasp of different forms of writing for the public in the communications fields
    3. ability to recognise relevant communication theories
    4. ability to understand the ethical dimensions of socially responsible writing that fits into corporate governance best practice
    5. the ability to identify and understand strategies that package the different forms of professional writing into campaigns and communications plans
    6. the ability to identify the impact of public writing on the public good, on particular stakeholders and on democracy and citizenship
    7. have a demonstrated understanding of the theoretical and practical concepts and skills students have gained over their degree.

Entry requirements


Completion of at least one first year subject in Business Communication, Creative Writing, Journalism or Public Relations.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -
    • Additional materials

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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