units

ATS3435

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Linda Venter, South Africa

Notes

Previously coded COM3036

Synopsis

As for ATS2435

Outcomes

The unit provides students with an understanding of the nature, scope, and functions of strategic communication / public relations practice within societal settings in South Africa and globally; a comprehension of how strategic communication / public relations practitioners build and maintain relationships in changing environments; and competencies to formulate and plan strategic communication / public relations programmes, including research, communication and evaluation processes. It focuses on the role of values, laws and ethical principles in the industry and the opportunities and challenges that new communication technologies offer. Students completing this unit will be expected to demonstrate in written work a more sophisticated grasp of interpretive issues raised in lectures, tutorial discussions and their own wider reading. They will also be required to provide more references for written assignments.

Assessment

Tutorial component (oral presentation, attendance and participation):20%;
Individual Case study/assignment(1150 words): 25%;
Compilation of practical work portfolio 10%;
Examination (2 hours, 2000 words): 45%

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

Communications

Prohibitions

ATS2435