International Communication Campaign

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Communication Campaign

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    International Communications, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    12 credit points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This unit applies theories of development communication, social marketing and persuasion in the design of international communication campaigns to achieve planned social change. The unit aims to investigate how cultural values and assumptions shape communication methods, media choice and audience reception. Using the latest research, students identify an area of need, and design a campaign plan using traditional and new media forms that can be delivered across cultures. Case studies of information campaigns developed by governments, non-government organisations (NGOs) and international agencies such as the United Nations are critiqued. Students have the opportunity to develop a campaign plan for an International NGO identified. This on-campus project uses online communication technologies such as Skype and email to engage virtually with the partner organisation.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.