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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
BC(Hons)

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Communication (Honours) requires that the candidate:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Communication or close equivalent; or by permission of Head of School; and

(c) have achieved at least a B grade average in the 300-level majoring courses of the intended primary subject area; and

(d) have achieved at least 15 credits at 300-level with a B grade average in the intended secondary subject area.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Communication (Honours) shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least of 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 30 credits of taught courses from one of the subject areas in the Schedule to the Bachelor of Communication with Honours;

(b) the relevant Research Report for that subject area;

(c) at least 30 approved credits from: 139.703 Critical and Creative Research, 154.704 Researching Media and Cultural Studies, 156.776 Research Methods in Marketing, 219.790 Research Methods in Communication;

(d) at least 30 credits of taught courses from a secondary subject area in the Schedule to the Bachelor of Communication (Honours).

Specialisations

3. Students whose primary subject area is Communication Management, Journalism Studies, Marketing Communication or Public Relations must select Expressive Arts, Linguistics, or Media Studies as their secondary area of study.

4. Students whose primary subject area is Expressive Arts, Linguistics, or Media Studies must select Communication Management, Journalism Studies, Marketing Communication or Public Relations as their secondary area of study.

5. The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) will be awarded with a subject in the primary area of study.

Student Progression

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) may be awarded with a specified class of honours.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Communication (Honours)

Subjects

Communication Management (60 credits)

Subject courses

219.702 Management Communication 30 credits  
219.703 Perspectives in Business Communication 30 credits  
219.704 International and Intercultural Communication 30 credits  
219.799 Research Report 30 credits  

Expressive Arts (60 credits)

Subject courses

139.763 Community Theatre 30 credits  
139.765 New Directions in Creative Writing 30 credits  
139.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits  
154.747 Media Practice and Global Culture 30 credits P 154.204 or 154.224 or 154.304

Journalism Studies (60 credits)

Subject courses

219.705 Advanced News Media Processes 30 credits  
219.708 Political Communication 30 credits  
219.709 Advanced Journalism Issues 30 credits  
219.799 Research Report 30 credits  

Linguistics (60 credits)

Subject courses

172.712 Multimodal Discourse Analysis 30 credits  
172.713 Language and Communication in Late Modernity 30 credits P A Bachelor of Communication or close equivalent, with at least 15 credits in Linguistics at 300 level
172.799 Research Report 30 credits P A Bachelor of Communication or close equivalent, with at least 15 credits in Linguistics at 300 level.

Marketing Communication (60 credits)

Subject courses

156.755 Advanced Social Media and Mobile Marketing 30 credits P 156.700 or Appraisal Required
156.758 Advanced Social Marketing 30 credits  
156.775 Theory and Models of Marketing 30 credits P At least 45 credits of 156.3xx or 60 credits of 156.7xx or Appraisal Required
156.799 Research Report 30 credits  

Media Studies (60 credits)

Subject courses

154.701 Modern and Postmodern Visual Cultures 30 credits  
154.702 Advanced Film Studies 30 credits  
154.707 The World of Noir 30 credits  
154.708 Modern Fiction, Popular Culture and the Media 30 credits  
154.709 Technology and Cultural Change 30 credits  
154.747 Media Practice and Global Culture 30 credits P 154.204 or 154.224 or 154.304
154.798 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Public Relations (60 credits)

Subject courses

219.706 Strategic Public Relations 30 credits  
219.710 Persuasive Communication Practice 30 credits  
219.799 Research Report 30 credits  

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