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Thinking Communication (COM100)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit is for students enrolled in the B, Communication degree. It will help you make the transition to university culture and introduce you to the range of lifelong learning skills needed at university and beyond. These include organisational as well as critical and creative thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. It will develop interpersonal skills that encourage you to question, listen and act ethically; tolerate ambiguity, embrace openness, curiosity and intellectual risk-taking; and to make connections and work collaboratively.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Locate and gather appropriate research materials.
2. Demonstrate ethical thinking in academic contexts, academic integrity and how to cite sources correctly.
3. Demonstrate introductory critical reading, writing and thinking skills, creative thinking, critical numeracy and IT skills relevant to a Bachelor of Communication.
4. Deliver clear, well-structured presentations using traditional and digital media platforms using voice, text, sound and image.
5. Communicate and collaborate with peers by respecting diverse ideas and perspectives through listening, and giving and receiving appropriate critical feedback.
6. Demonstrate self-reliance by managing time, being a well prepared and reflective learner.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Assessment Assessment for this unit consists of in-class participation, oral presentation; online referencing quiz and portfolio; an essay and report. Students will be provided with extensive feedback throughout the semester. In addition to summative written feedback from your tutor on all assessments, there will be a class debrief of the referencing quiz and feedback from peers for oral presentations. Students will also be expected to complete self-reflections on their progress in the unit.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Unit (units beginning with FDN) or BAR100 may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun)+(BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Criminology + Psychology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Global Media and Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Journalism (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Psychology (BA)
Strategic Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Yingchi Chu
Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2993
e: Y.Chu@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.059 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Yingchi Chu
Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2993
e: Y.Chu@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.059 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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