Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject will run as an intensive program from 9:00am - 5:00pm on 16, 17, 23, 24 July 2010. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the Master of Global Media Communications, Master of International Politics, or Master of Public Policy and Management, or BA Honours (Media & Communication).|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Media & Communication, Politics & International Studies or Public Policy at Undergraduate level. |
|Non Allowed Subjects:||none|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Sally Young
This subject examines the strategies used by political actors to communicate with a focus on political, public and government communication. The subject provides a critical review of key aspects of contemporary theory and research in political communications including theories of public information, political oratory, propaganda and persuasion techniques. It examines a range of interconnected issues concerning the politics/mass media relationship including: the interaction of media practice and political strategies. theories of democracy and the media. news management and political journalism. and media and political influence. The main focus is on traditional political actors (politicians, political parties, election candidates and governments) but this subject also explores the communicative activities of social movements and groups outside traditional mainstream politics including their use of communication technologies to mobilize support for their campaigns. Students will explore areas such as political reporting, election campaigning and political marketing at an advanced level. On completion of this subject students should have developed a strong grasp of the major thematic issues in the fast-growing area of strategic communication.
|Assessment:||A project consisting of 1000 words (20%) due at the end of the intensive period, and a written essay of 4000 words (80%) due end of semester.|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Media and Communications) |
Master of Arts (Asian Societies)
Master of Arts (Science, Communication and Society)
Master of Global Media Communication
Master of International Politics
Master of International Studies
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
Public Policy and Management |
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