ALC101 - Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning
2014 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
|Unit chair:||A Brown|
Note:You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
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.
Module 1 Exercise (equivalent to 1000 words) 25%
Module 2 Exercise (600 words) 15%
Module 3 Exercise (400 words) 10%
Essay (2000 words) 50%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.