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ACC717 - Law, Media and Communication

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Little




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit aims to provide insight into the legal rights and risks of professional communicators in journalism, public relations, and media practice. The unit will focus in particular on legal issues such as defamation, copyright and intellectual property, media freedom, privacy, and ethics. Globally relevant comparisons will be made with the Australian setting.


Written Assignment 1, 2500 words 50%

Written Assignment 2, 2500 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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