COMS207-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Social Media

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022

Description

This course contains practical work in the community and groupwork. The course prepares students to do public communication in a rapidly changing media environment. The first half of the course explores how a range of social media platforms work and how professional communicators are attempting to use it. Topics include networks, convergence culture, privacy and new forms of public life. In the second half of the course students apply these ideas in small-group projects for a community organisation or company.

Prerequisites

Any 15 points at 100 level from COMS or DIGI, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

Restrictions

COMS222 (2008-2012), DIGI207

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 21 Aug
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 005
18 Jul - 21 Aug
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
22 Aug - 28 Aug
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
03 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
Presentation B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
17 Oct - 23 Oct
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 612
17 Oct - 23 Oct
03 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 A4 Lecture Theatre
17 Oct - 23 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 005
12 Sep - 16 Oct

Course Coordinator

Donald Matheson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 25% analyse a social media phenomenon
Short group presentation 10% Analyse a communication problem. Includes group mark component.
Participation in workplace 25% Includes partner's evaluation. Includes group mark component
Final group presentation 5% Report back to class on your project. Includes group mark component.
Final output for partner 20% Media content or report, as required by partner. Includes group mark component.
Reflection 15% Reflection on what you learned.

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All COMS207 Occurrences

  • COMS207-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022