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57022 Foundations of Communication

8cp; availability: not offered to exchange and study abroad students
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Graduate subject - Public Communication - 400 level


Changes and challenges in contemporary workplace environments demand an integrated approach to managing communication. It explores dominant and alternative perspectives in communication studies that facilitate student learning and reflection on how theory underpins communication processes and practices. These include interpersonal, group, organisational and mediated communication models and/or theories that inform students' understanding of challenges in managing communication amidst change, uncertainty and complexity. Subject material covered aid students' understanding of how meaning is negotiated in various communication contexts. Students explore theoretical content covered in lectures through collaborative tutorial activities such as in-class or online group forums, role-playing exercises, scenario building and group presentations. They critique communication campaigns and/or industry-based projects, domestic and overseas, to demonstrate critical analysis of theory informing effective communication practice.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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