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|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- COMS 101
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Course outline
- 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
- Reading Responses 25%
- Essay Preparation Task 15%
- Essay 30%
- Exam 30%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Twice weekly lectures
10 tutorials across the course of the semester
Optional library study-skills session
- 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