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This course introduces students to a range of ethical frameworks by which to study the responsibilities of media producers, the tenor of the relationships enabled by their textual practices, the quality of public spaces opened up in public communication and the social impact of mediated communication.
By the end of the course students should be able to: - understand ethical frameworks for studying questions of the good, right and true communication, including deontological, utilitarian,
virtue, communitarian and dialogic theories of ethics- apply a number of these theories to issues in mediated communication- reflect upon the ethical dimensions of their own and their society’s communication practices- analyse the relationship between ethics and power, using among others theories of public communication and dialogue.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Domestic fee $1,811.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences