COMM4106 Advanced Topics in Media and Communication

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Communication and Media Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
In this unit a selection of contemporary topics of theoretical, methodological and/or ethical importance for the discipline of media and communication are considered. The selection of topics is negotiated between staff and students, with the focus falling on topics related to staff research expertise and student dissertation work. The unit provides an opportunity for advanced study of communication and the development of deeper engagement with disciplinary debates and questions.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced knowledge of key topics and debates in media and communication; (2) distinguish between a range of perspectives and opinions on key topics in media and communication; and (3) demonstrate critical awareness of the discipline area through engagement with key texts and writings.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar and workshop participation and (2) written assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Steven Maras
Unit rules
HON-CMMSTHonours Communication and Media Studies: Nil;
12540 Master of Strategic Communication (coursework
coursework and dissertation): Nil
Contact hours
seminars: 2 hours per week for up to 10 weeks
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