Government and Political Communication


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Government and Political Communication

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Government, International Communications, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    We are immersed in government and political communication, from election campaigning and activist communication to anti-smoking drives and road safety promotions. This subject explores the practices, ethics and assumptions underpinning political and government communication, while clearly demarcating the differences between the two. It looks at the role of communication in democratic citizenship and participation, including examining the rise of alternative and emerging public spheres, especially those which exist primarily online, and the rise of e-government and e-democracy. It explores 'spin', and the impacts of spin on the public sphere and public debate. Students critically analyse contemporary issues and how they are understood and represented by different stakeholders, interview some of these stakeholders, and produce a communication product based on their research.

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.