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Introduction to Communication Studies (6 points)


Leader: Dr Robert Briggs (Gippsland, OCL), Ned Rossiter

Berwick Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2003 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)
Singapore Second semester 2004 (OCL)
South Africa Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduces the study of communications technolgies with reference to arguments about audiences, effects and technology. Investigates practices for compiling knowledge about audiences for, and effects of, communication technologies. Areas of study include telephony, television, radio, print production and the Internet, with a particular focus on aspects of historical development and contemporary technological convergence. Subject readings and assessment exercises expect students to discuss these matters in relation to frameworks for making sense of social, cultural and political contexts of modern life.

Assessment: On-campus students: Minor essay (1000 words): 20% + Major essay (2000 words): 30% + Tutorial presentation: 10% + Attendance and participation: 10% + Examination (2 hours): 30% + Off-campus students: Minor essay (1000 words): 30% + Major essay (2000 words): 40% + Examination (2 hours): 30%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial) per week

Prohibitions: GSC1901

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