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COMN71-103: Human Communication Theory


Human Communication Theory provides an overview of the field of communication study. This subject aims to engage you in critical discussions of the value, functions, and consequences of communication theory. Throughout the subject, you will apply key models, theories, and concepts to a wide range of communication issues and contexts, including close relationships, gender and diversity, persuasion, the mediated world, and organisational culture. You will develop an appreciation of the depth and breadth of the field of communication and acquire theory-based knowledge and skills needed to succeed in professional and personal life. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,040
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,150

Learning outcomes

1. Evaluate a wide range of communication theories. 2. Apply communication theories to practical problems related to communication. 3. Demonstrate understanding and application of communication theory through undertaking an ethnographic research exercise. 4. Summarise complex theories in visual and verbal formats

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022