- 2019


Minor / Major

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

South Africa School of Social Science


Ms Marianne Louw


South Africa

This major addresses interpersonal and organisational communication, the interplay between the media and culture, and the organisation, processes and effects of traditional and new communications technologies in the South African contexts.

In this major, we explore:

  • effective communication in interpersonal, organisational, corporate and intercultural contexts
  • the interplay between the mass media (particularly the new media and social networks); and culture, with its implications for work and for society in general; and
  • research fundamentals in our discipline
  • the successful operation of a communication consultancy.


Communication and media studies is offered in the Bachelor of Social Science at Monash South Africa as a major or a minor.


In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  1. articulate an advanced understanding of the interrelated disciplines of communication and media studies
  2. apply core theoretical concepts of communications and media studies to specify debates in contemporary society.


Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minor.

Students complete:

  1. Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):
  2. Two additional units (12 points) from those listed under the major in (b). It is a highly recommended that students complete a level 2 unit before enrolling in a level 3 unit.

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to a major and at least 18 points must be credited to the major at level 3.

Students complete:

  1. Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):
  2. Two level 2 units (12 points) chosen from:
  3. Four level 3 units (24 points):
    • AZA3031 Public relations campaigns and events
    • AZA3184 Public relations work integrated learning
    • AZA3432 Managing communication in multicultural organisations
    • AZA3453 Research fundamentals
    • AZA3744 School of Social Science workplace internship
    • AZA3764 Consulting

Relevant courses

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.