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Public Writing is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Griffith University. Its central focus is to familiarise you with the various different forms of contemporary writing, and their contrasting manifestations across different media. You will explore the histories and theories surrounding public writing, and learn how to adapt your own skills for specific audiences and purposes.
To begin with, you will examine the definition of public writing, with reference to Habermas’s theory of the public sphere. Following this, you will explore the different purposes and processes of public writing, as well as considering the power of rhetoric. Additionally, corporate communications will be analysed, as well as how effective public writing can help avert a crisis.
Ultimately, Public Writing provides you with a detailed knowledge of the many forms of public writing. Using these insights, you will be able to evaluate writing styles, as well as employ these tactics in your own writing to make it more impactful.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into the following course:
You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in, or intending to enrol in the following units:
You should also ensure that you have not already completed a previous or academically equivalent version of this unit.
In this Public Writing unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
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.
Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
Public relations is an enormously competitive field, and to succeed in getting hired you need more than writing talent – you need to intimately understand the industry and its principles. Public Writing introduces you to these fundamental themes, and through research, analysis, and evaluation, you will be able to apply the methods learned to your own writing. From an employer’s point of view, taking a unit such as this proves that you are highly knowledgeable about the job you are applying for, and able to adapt your style to meet the needs of a specific purpose and audience.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.