COMS232-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Risk and Crisis Communication

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 applied course introduces students to a major area of the planning of communication, the management of risk. Theories of risk, crisis and the risk society are described, before the course focuses in detail on the practice of risk communication, including communication planning, crafting messages and involving communities in collective risk decision-making. Risks explored range from individuals' health and safety, disasters, reputational crises and pervasive risks such as climate change.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Prerequisites

Any 15 points at 100 level from COMS, or
either ENVR101 or GEOG106, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 A3 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 A7
25 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
02 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
25 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
03 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 241
25 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
04 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 James Logie 105
25 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
06 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Zoom
25 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Contact Person

Kseniia Zahrai

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Ethics Exercise 14 Aug 2022 10%
Essay Risk Communication Theory 28 Aug 2022 30% Risk Communication Theory
Essay Risk Communication Practice 09 Oct 2022 30% Risk Communication Practice
Essay Crisis Communication Planning Task 25 Oct 2022 30% Crisis Communication Planning Task

Course links

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 COMS232 Occurrences

  • COMS232-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022
  • COMS232-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)