Media and Communication Texts

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media and Communication Texts

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces you to foundational ideas in the study of communication. It covers key questions of textual analysis, practice, and context. Drawing extensively on examples of popular communication practice from contemporary society, the unit aims to impart an understanding of communication ecologies, processes, systems, and modes within the wider frame of radical changes occurring to the way texts are produced, read and circulated within our culture.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an applied understanding of communication theory;
    2. Apply communication theory to a contemporary media text in a variety of modes;
    3. Develop a media text, in light of communication theory;
    4. Critically analyse and understand current changes in how texts are produced, distributed and understood.

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