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COMN71-103: Human Communication Theory

Description

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

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: COMN71-103
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Communication, Film, and Creative Media
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,760.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,800.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $3,900.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,040.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,040.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,150.00

Learning objectives

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

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
    Teaching census: 10/06/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
Teaching census: 10/06/2022