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ACC213 - Media Law and Ethics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Warrnambool students to contact Student Services for enrolment advice

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Janine Little

Trimester 2: John Mullen

Prerequisite:

Two units at level 1

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALR205 and ALJ313

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit provides students with groundwork practical knowledge to deal with legal and ethical issues that may arise from their work as communication professionals or as users of media communication. The unit takes a problem-based learning (case study) approach to working with students to develop an understanding of laws and regulations that influence journalism in Australia; highlight potential problem areas for journalists, focusing in particular on privacy, defamation, contempt of court; copyright; the Competition and Consumer Act and the ethical obligations of journalists as media professionals.

Assessment

Written Assignment 1, 2000 words 50%

Written Assignment 2, 2000 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2739$3146

* 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.

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