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Monash University

Bachelor of Communication

Course code: 2476 ~ Course abbreviation: BComn ~ Total credit points required: 144 ~ 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Sunway)

Course description

This degree aims to develop an a understanding of the role of communication in modern society through studies of the application of communications theory to the corporate sector, the role of culture and social structures in social change, global trends and their local impact, and contemporary writing practices. Students undertake compulsory studies in communications, international studies and writing as well as a range of electives. In addition, students will undertake a range of elective units from the Faculty of Arts or other faculties.

Course objectives

This professionally-oriented program with an international focus provides students with skills that can be utilised in areas such as mass media, public affairs and corporate communication.

Course structure

Areas of study

For details, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

Course requirements

Students must complete at least 144 points:

(a) a communication major of eight units (48 points)

(b) an arts minor (24 points)

(c) at least three first-year arts sequences. Current unit offerings: COM1010 (Media studies) and COM1020 (Introduction to communication studies); JRN1902 (Newsroom practice and theory) and JRN1903 (Feature writing); INT1010 (Contemporary worlds 1) and INT1020 (Contemporary worlds 2)

(d) at least 96 points of arts units

(e) a minimum of 36 points at third-year (including those completed in the communications major sequence).

Arts electives

  • COM2418 Digital culture and new reading practices
  • COM2419 The cyborg subject: identity and subjectivity in the 21st century
  • COM3420 Communication research methods
  • FTV1010 Contemporary television studies
  • FTV1050 Contemporary films studies
  • JRN2901 International journalism
  • JRN2903 Online journalism
  • JRN2907 Radio and television journalism
  • MAL1000 Malaysian studies
  • MUS1000 Asian music and popular culture
  • MUS1040 American music and popular culture
  • WMN2150/WMN3150 Rethinking global culture: gender and consumption
  • WMN2240/WMN3240 Introduction to contemporary feminist theory

Note that no more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level.

Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.

Contact details

Head of Arts: Associate Professor Dr Gil-Soo Han, email; Course coordinator: Dr Andrew Ng, email; Course manager: Kevin Tan, email