Introduction to Communication
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject covers the whole gamut of communication providing a toolkit of theories to explain organisational culture, gender, media, cultural studies, cultural diversity, semiotics, rhetoric, groups and persuasion. Other courses in Communication build upon these theoretical understandings to explain the relative effectiveness of different ways of communicating. Individual, social and technological aspects of communication are examined from theoretical and practical points of view. Skills in qualitative research, and analysis of practical problems in the workplace are developed.Learning Objectives1. Describe, critically analyse and integrate information into coherent arguments about a range of theories and related research in the field of Communication.
2. Apply communication theories studied to practical problems related to communication.
3. Demonstrate understanding and skill in research, group problem solving, and report writing through undertaking an ethnographic research exercise.
4. Summarise complex theories in visual and verbal formats.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of details and shows understanding of a wide range of theories useful in communication.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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.