COMM5704 Global Media and Cross-cultural Communication
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Effective communications strategists today need to be globally oriented, culturally aware and capable of working in an internationalised and transnational environment. This unit provides students with a background on contemporary global media and communications environments, approaches to globalisation as a driving concept in contemporary strategy, and methods for ensuring ethical, inclusive and effective intercultural communication. The unit may involve rehearsing collaborative engagement with students from overseas institutions and programs, and projects that are tailored for a range of communicative situations and professional contexts.
- Students are able to (1) understand and be aware of the global processes governing contemporary communications work; (2) develop, use and refine skills in best-practice intercultural communication; and (3) understand and be aware of ethical, cultural and social issues in global media and cross-cultural communication.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a report; (2) an essay; and (3) attendance, participation and presentations. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Contact hours
- 24–36 hours
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.