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Communication and Media

Undergraduate | USA-COMM1072 | 2024

Learn to analyse the world of communication. Reflect on your media consumption habits. Consider the ways that mass media influences yourself and those around you. Discover theories of communication that can be applied to a range of careers. 

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Enrol by
8 Sept 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
10 weeks
Start dates
1 Apr 2024,
16 Sept 2024

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Communication and Media

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:

    1. Understand the role and importance of communication and the media in human society.
    2. Explore the historical development of communication and media technologies and their social consequences.
    3. Explore a range of media texts and genres.
    4. Identify the different forms and roles of communication in society.
    5. Explore seminal communication and media theories and their application.
    6. Demonstrate awareness of the multi-disciplinary nature of communication and its application.
    7. Demonstrate understanding of the social, political, economic and technological aspects of communication and media.

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Study load

0.125 EFTSL
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