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ACC717 - Law, Media and Communication

Unit details


2016 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

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.

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