6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Communications and Media Studies
Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.
The unit provides a unique experience for students to begin the pathway to Honours study. It is designed to prepare students who have majored in -Communications to engage more deeply in research and further develop the research and conceptual skills required for study at Honours level. Unit assessment provides students with the opportunity to undertake in-depth research in a topic or debate of their choice.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- effectively communicate scholarly research on the social effects of media to non-scholarly audiences;
- plan and execute original projects on the social impact of media;
- use data to demonstrate the social impact of media, using appropriate data analysis software.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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