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Introducing Communication Studies will allow you to become familiar with some of the key concepts and features of the field of communications. You will gain an understanding of research practices and traditions within the field, and will become aware of the key themes and issues addressed within the academic literature.
You will learn about the history of mass communications media, but will also explore contemporary aspects and familiarise yourself with the social and political contexts of modern communications. In doing so, you will gain an understanding of the current differentiated state of mass communications media, and will become aware of the vastly diverse audiences which receive these communications. You will touch upon social capital, and how social networks have changed the face of communications.
You will explore mass communications media within the context of Australian society, but will also examine elements of communications studies with regard to how communications function in America, Europe and Britain.
To be eligible for this unit, you must not have completed the following unit as it’s considered academically equivalent:
To enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into one of the following courses:
In this communication studies unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This Introducing Communication Studies unit will be particularly beneficial if you intent to pursue a career in communications. Emphasis will be placed upon developing the knowledge and skill sets that underpin contemporary communication practices.
However, there are also a range of beneficial skills to be gained during this online unit. You will develop your written communication skills, and will be better prepared to pitch your ideas in writing.
You will become familiar with communication studies research practices, and will thus practice your research skills. In using secondary research, you will also develop your critical thinking skills. You will also be expected to critique and analyse current issues in the communications industry.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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