Media, Politics and Public Opinion (2509LHS)

This course examines how political decisions and policy outcomes are influenced by public opinion and the news media. A key purpose of this course is to equip communications graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify Australia's levers of powers and to systematically advocate for policy change on behalf of clients. In so doing, this course examines the Australian people through six sociological cleavages, and evaluates theories around power, communication and rhetoric. The course also identifies the levers of power residing in our political institutions, including prime ministers, cabinet, parliament, political parties, pressure groups and electoral systems. Students will also develop other knowledge and skills transferable to other fields of communication.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Semester 2Nathan Semester 2

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
9 July 2018
Last day to add a course
22 July 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
5 August 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
9 September 2018

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (42287) Open Thursday 10:00 - 10:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G06 1.04
Academic 2
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (46032) Open Thursday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G40 4.111
Griffith Health Centre
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (46031) Open Thursday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G01 3.25
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (46030) Thursday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G40 4.114
Griffith Health Centre
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (46029) Thursday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G42 3.05
Griffith Business School
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
9 July 2018
Last day to add a course
22 July 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
5 August 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
9 September 2018

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (42288) Open Tuesday 15:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N13 0.05
Environment 2 Building
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (46035) Open Wednesday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N29 0.05
Northern Theatres3/4/5 Complex
Nathan Campus
Tutorial (46034) Tuesday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N53 -1.24
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Tutorial (46033) Tuesday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N53 0.64
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus