COMS330-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Communication in Context

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

This course enables students to put their professional knowledge into a broader context of the communication landscape and the wider social landscape. The course will be divided into a series of modules in which different aspects of the context will be studied. Students will develop competence to work in bicultural and global contexts, learn about the responsibilities of a good communication practitioner and be asked to reflect on the kind of role they wish to fill. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication or Graduate Diplomas in Journalism or Strategic Communication.

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.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Prerequisites

30 points COMS 200-level or 60 points BC Schedule V. HoD mandatory.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 F3 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 (23/2-2/3, 16/3-6/4, 4/5-1/6)
Rehua 002 Lectorial (9/3)
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 14:30 Online Delivery
7 Mar - 13 Mar
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Zoom
21 Mar - 27 Mar

Course Coordinator

Donald Matheson

Lecturers

Natalia Chaban and Zita Joyce

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Analysis: Ethical module 01 Apr 2022 25% 2500 words 25% of final mark Due date: Friday 1 April, 11.59pm
Global module 12 May 2022 25% 25% of final mark Due dates: Team presentation (oral): 10% due on Tuesday, 3 May Team report (written): 15% due on Friday, 12 May, 11:59pm
Reflection: Inclusive comms module 03 Jun 2022 25% 25% of final mark Due date: Friday 3 June, 11.59pm
Exercises 15% 15% of final mark Complete 8 exercises Completed before or in each class, as stated
Personal Reflection 03 Jun 2022 10% 10% of final mark Due Friday 3 June, 11.59pm

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,775.00

International fee $7,378.00

* 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 COMS330 Occurrences

  • COMS330-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022