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MFCO103 Introduction to Communication Studies

An introduction to communication theories, media and genres.

This paper introduces students to the concepts and debates that are vital for the study of communication today. Students will also be introduced to important areas of study, such as science communication and popular communication.

Paper title Introduction to Communication Studies
Paper code MFCO103
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Restriction
COMS 101
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper co-ordinator: Dr Anne Begg
Paper Structure
This paper provides an overview of three interrelated areas:
  • Theories of communication
  • Debates in communication studies
  • Types of communication
Teaching Arrangements
Twice weekly lectures

10 tutorials across the course of the semester

Optional library study-skills session
Textbooks
Readings will be available from the library, online and on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are:
  • Defining communication as an object of study
  • Understanding the centrality of communication in contemporary society
  • A basic knowledge of theories of communication
  • An understanding of various types of communication

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 18-19, 21-22
T2 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 18-19, 21-22
T3 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 18-19, 21-22
T4 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 18-19, 21-22
T5 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 18-19, 21-22
T6 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 18-19, 21-22
T7 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 18-19, 21-22
T8 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 18-19, 21-22
T9 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 18-19, 21-22

An introduction to communication theories, media and genres.

This paper introduces students to the concepts and debates that are vital for the study of communication today. Students will also be introduced to important areas of study, such as science communication and popular communication.

Paper title Introduction to Communication Studies
Paper code MFCO103
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
COMS 101
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper co-ordinator: Dr Anne Begg
Paper Structure
This paper provides an overview of three interrelated areas:
  • Theories of communication
  • Debates in communication studies
  • Types of communication
Teaching Arrangements
Twice weekly lectures
10 tutorials across the course of the semester
Optional library study-skills session
Textbooks
Course readings will be available on eReserve through Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are:
  • Defining communication as an object of study
  • Understanding the centrality of communication in contemporary society
  • A basic knowledge of theories of communication
  • An understanding of various types of communication

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22
T2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22
T3 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22
T4 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22
T5 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22
T6 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22
T7 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22
T8 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22
T9 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22