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PCM5200 Identifying and Researching Sources

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 : 4 February 2023


The rapid pace of change in digital technologies has generated an unprecedented global inundation of information and disinformation. Students need to be equipped with the knowledge to enable them to: discern the credibility and reliability of information; authentically and ethically use primary and secondary materials; and produce communications content that reflects quality professional practice.

Students in this course develop knowledge and skills to become more discriminating producers and consumers of content. The course seeks to help students recognise reliable information, and teaches them how to apply critical-thinking skills to act on such information. Information and media literacy skills, and their application to professional contexts, are an important focus of this course.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 4 February 2023