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CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 30 December 2013

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Internet access is required to satisfactorily complete assessment for the course.

Synopsis

This course is designed as a foundation course in Communication Studies. All of our interactions with other people, nations and cultures involve communication processes. This course introduces students to the study of human communication theory and the basic skills of information literacy, textual interpretation and cultural literacy. The course develops skills in communications research, essay and report writing and critical thinking. Through a study of theories of language and communication this course develops more effective communication skills and strategies, and it develops strategies for critically interpreting texts and discourses in their social & cultural context.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2012 External
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba