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Unit details

ALC101 - Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning

Note: You are seeing the 2012 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Offering information:

*Not offered at the Geelong Waterfront Campus in 2012, re-offered 2013.

Enrolment modes:

(B, G, W, S*, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1 (B, G, W, S*, X) or Trimester 3 (X)**

**The Trimester 3 off campus offering is available to students enrolled in Faculty of Arts and Education courses only.

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:A Brown

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit introduces students to various approaches available to the study of communication and to some critical 'tools' with which to examine a variety of communication texts and practices, such as film, advertising and news media. Topics of study include non-verbal communication, culture, narrative, discourse, workplace communication, semiotics, digital/new media, and how audiences make meaning. The unit examines the links between communication and power, paying particular attention to issues of ideology, gender, and ethnicity.

Assessment

Online work - 2000 words equivalent, 50%

Research essay - 2000 words, 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$706$706$2374$2714

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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