2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
2-hour online seminar per week (recordings provided)
This core unit focuses on the ways in which communication processes and practices can be understood in the context of present day media industries. Students are exposed to a wide range of concepts and theoretical approaches, applying these through flexible assessment tasks that enable the development of essential academic and professional skills. Engaging with the complexities of contemporary media and the world in which we live and work, students are encouraged to orient their study of communication concepts to directly inform both their personal interests and professional aspirations.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Group of 3-4 students) - Group presentation and individual reflection
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Autoethnography
Assessment 3 (individual) - Essay and audio reflection
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ACX701 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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