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COM428 Directed Reading (Honours) (Part time) (16)

Abstract

A subject in which students examine the contemporary performance, communication, design or television literature, focussing on theoretical perspectives and methodological assumptions. Current research trends are examined in the context of the history of the field.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions

Entry is restricted to students enrolled in SVPA and Communications Honours courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have furthered their knowledge of the contemporary literature in their field (performance, communication, design or television)
- have the knowledge and skills to critically examine theoretical perspectives and their underlying methodological assumptions
- be able to critically examine current debates in the field, and to relate current theoretical and research trends to historical developments in the field
- be prepared for their dissertation or project

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
though specific topics will depend upon the area of specialisation negotiated between the student and their supervisor: - an overview of theoretical perspectives and methodological assumptions - identification of the contemporary literature in the student's area of specialisation (performance, communication, design or television) - critical evaluation of the literature - relating current theoretical and research trends to historical developments and contemporary practice - individual reading assignments

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.