It is recommended that students complete HEJ160 Writing Media: Stories and Content before enrolling in this unit. Please refer to the program for further advice.
This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information. The dual emphasis on practical matters and their underpinning theory will allow you to develop an understanding and knowledge of how public relations practitioners interact with the media and the community.
|Unit name||Public Relations|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Journalism, Media and Communications|
Dr Kathleen Williams
Dr Kathleen Williams
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $2,207.00||100799|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
For Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Media with Honours students: 4 HEJ level 100 units
For students outside the Bachelor of Media: 2 HEJ level 100 units
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HEJ205 Public Relations
HEJ250 Public Relations
Five contact hours fortnightly
Research Essay (20%); Media Release and Exegesis (30%); Crisis Communications Plan (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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