Courses & Units

Communication for Change HEJ415

Introduction

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.

Summary

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

Dr Donald Reid

Teaching staff

Dr Donald Reid and Dr Claire Konkes

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 100799

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

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Textbooks

Required

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