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Communication for Change HEJ415



This unit explores the relationship between contemporary communications technologies and practices, and social and environmental change. Students will develop skills in the use of emerging media, particularly social and other forms of online media. They will examine the communication and media practices of a range of local and international non-mainstream political and social campaigners, including NGOs, development organisations, independent bloggers and protest movements. The unit may include a field trip.


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

Dr Donald Reid

Teaching staff

Dr Donald Reid and Dr Claire Konkes

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


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Teaching Pattern
  • Teaching Pattern: 39 hours, taught face-to-face in Hobart and online.
  • 6 x 4-hour seminars - teaching lecture material in a way that includes discussion and activities, with the sixth seminar for planning field trip.
  • 1 field trip
  • 2 x 4-hour workshops – students discuss and pitch their final project, including time to present their work in the final workshop.

8,000 words or equiv internal assessment comprising critical essay, practical media production and exegesis (100%)

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