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.

Pre-requisites

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 Psychology - Sociology 213
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
02 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
03 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 241
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
04 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 240
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
05 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Eng Core 129 Tutorial Room
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department

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)