Courses & Units

Communication for Change HEJ415

Hobart

Note:

Teaching dates for Spring 2019: Monday 28th October to Friday 29thNovember

Introduction

This unit explores the relationship between contemporary communications technologies and practices, and social and environmental change. Students will develop their understanding of, and practical skills in, the use of media for advocating for change. Students will examine the communication and media practices of a range of local and international, political and civil society campaigns, which may include NGOs, advocacy organisations and protest movements. The unit includes a field trip.

Summary

Unit name Communication for Change
Unit code HEJ415
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator

Dr Gabi Mocatta

Teaching staff

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school 19/10/2020 4/11/2020 26/11/2020 3/1/2021

* 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).

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,890.00 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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Teaching Pattern: 39 hours, taught face-to-face in Hobart and online.

5 x 1hr online lecture, 2x 2hr evening face-face workshops, 2x all day field trips, and 2 x long day face-to-face workshops

Assessment

8,000 words or equivalent internal assessment comprising:

Critical essay (20%)

Pitch of communications concept (30%)

Practical media production or professional strategic communications plan (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

Most JMC units have neither required nor recommended texts but if this unit does, information about these can be found at the CoOp Bookshop links below close to the start of semester. For the majority of units, a Reading List providing access to electronic readings is provided (if applicable) and this will be made available through MyLO and the Library at the beginning of semester.

Recommended

Co-op Bookshop links

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