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ALR718 - Public Relations, Activism and Social Change

Unit details

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




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Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


This unit pays special attention to the public relations industry in managing conflict and social change at different stages of modernity and contexts. Drawing on a number of activist case studies, the unit emphasises a socio-cultural understanding and analysis through a ‘critical public relations’ lens in order to understand ‘PR’ and its impacts, especially for marginalised groups. This assists students to analyse movements for social change and communication campaigns through a range of novel perspectives.


Written Assignment, 30%, 1500 words

Written Assignment, 50%, 2500 words

Presentation (digital or oral), 20%

Unit Fee Information

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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