Theoretical Constructs in Communication
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, School Communication & Media|
|Semesters Offered:||May 2013 - Standard|
September 2013 - Standard
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
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|Study Abroad availability:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||May 2013 [ Standard ]|
This subject gives postgraduates an in-depth study of a range of theories central to the study of communication. These theories provide a rich and powerful explanation of why communication works in varied communication contexts in a way that leads to prediction about, and control of communicators communicating in a medium. Each theory identifies a fundamental communicative force that accounts for human action. Discussion and explanation of theory is grounded in analysis of research and real-world problems.
After completing this subject, successful postgraduate students will be able to analyse a wide range of theories, concepts and debates in the field of human communication and perform a practical observation and analysis of communication practice.