units

ATS4720

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSunway First semester 2013 (Day)

Notes

Previously coded COM4010(H)

Synopsis

This unit provides training in research methodologies and theoretical frameworks, including approaches to ethics and intellectual property management. Study is developed around a research project based on identified industry needs. The project is to be designed, developed and budgeted to proposal stage and becomes the basis for assessment in the unit. The unit provides the opportunity to explore vocational interests in a chosen aspect of the communications and media industry while maintaining a critical approach to research.

Outcomes

The objective of this unit is for students to develop critical awareness of theoretical, ethical and IP issues relevant to research in industry and academic settings and to do so in the process of developing a comprehensive research proposal based on an industry issue.

Assessment

Essay (2000 words): 20%
Oral Presentation and Research Project Draft (2000 words): 20%
Research Proposal (5000 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours per week

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

Prerequisites

First degree with a major in communication, writing, international studies or equivalent.