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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Philip Dearman


As for COM2413.


On successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. understanding of the policy approach to communications and culture;

  1. ability to identify the key rhetorics informing media regulation and the ways in which they function within and through particular policy;

  1. knowledge of the historical development of the general communications sector;

  1. understanding of the significance of globalisation, convergence and deregulation as challenges facing cultural and communications policy;

  1. developed understanding of the historical rise of the nation-state and of the implications of that history for the development of communications policy;

  1. a strong grasp of the complex inter-relationship of communications industries with political, economic, technical, cultural and social forces at national, regional and international levels;

  1. ability to conduct independent research.


Written work: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Rebeka Sullivan

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



COM1010 and COM1020 or equivalents


GSC3413, COM2413