Understanding Communication


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Understanding Communication

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Intercultural Communications, Media and Journalism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In this foundation subject students investigate the role of communication in society and the different ways in which communication is understood and practised interpersonally, socially, culturally and professionally. Students examine communication from the perspectives of writers, producers, journalists, creative artists, advertising and public relations practitioners, information managers, and from social, cultural and political perspectives. The interrelated roles of authors/producers, audiences, texts and contexts are explored through research, reading, projects and discussions. Students also gain practical experience through conducting interviews and presenting their findings in writing, photography and video, and in various online forms using digital media.

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.