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CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Human interactions, including those between individuals, nations and cultures involve communication. This course introduces the study of human communication and the basic skills of critical interpretation and analysis of communication forms. Communication in a range of social contexts will be explored through textual and discursive devices.

This course is a foundation course in Communication Studies. It introduces students to the study of a broad range of communication texts, forms and systems. Students will apply major approaches to textual and discourse analysis, and develop skills in communications scholarship and critical thinking. This course provides an introduction to topics and perspectives that are
explored at a more advanced level in subsequent courses in the Communication and Media Studies major.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023