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AIP781 - Political Communication

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

This unit will be offered from 2015.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Walker
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit is concerned with the interplay of communication and politics, including the transactions that occur among citizens, between citizens and their governments, and among officials within governments. We examine the 'media logic' which pervades contemporary politics and the capacity of different actors to mould public opinion and the policy agenda, and the role here of modern communication technologies. At a more institutional level the unit explores closely the imperative of effective communication within governments, the associated issues and challenges.


Reflective learning log, 1500 words equivalent, 30%

Annotated literature review for planned case study, 1000 words, 20%

Case Study, 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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