Courses & Units

Communication and Professional Writing HEJ107

Note:

This unit is only available as a Degree Elective or a Student Elective and it cannot be counted toward the Journalism, Media and Communications major or minor.

ACTUAL DATES:
3 November 2014 to 30 January 2015 (break between 22 December and 2 January). Face to Face days on 27 and 28 January on the Sandy Bay Campus, Hobart.

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the skills needed for communicating in a range of professional contexts. It provides an understanding of persuasive writing and presentation strategies focusing on forms of communication commonly encountered in the workplace. Students will learn how to write persuasive content for the web, write reports from research and statistics, compose a media release, make professional audiovisual presentations, and study effective organisational communication strategies for situations of risk and crisis. Students will be encouraged to think critically about communication, content and audiences.

Summary

Unit name Communication and Professional Writing
Unit code HEJ107
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications
Coordinator

Ms Gabi Mocatta

Teaching staff

Ms Gabi Mocatta

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 100705

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

30 hours of online activities plus 2 consecutive part-day face-to-face workshops (9 Hours) (Campuses TBA) (39 Hours total)

Assessment

1500 word persuasive writing assessment and exegesis (30%),
1000 words content for a digital media platform (30%),
1500 word equivalent audiovisual presentation and media release (40%)

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Textbooks

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