Course Title: Interdisciplinary Communication Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interdisciplinary Communication Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2324

City Campus

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

COMM2324

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

COMM2386

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Bruce Berryman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3065

Course Coordinator Email: bruce.berryman@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore the interdisciplinary environment of the contemporary communications professional through project work, often with community partners.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication - Professional Communication (BP222), you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future studies
  • plan produce and evaluate innovative content, optimising uses of technology that meets the needs of stakeholders in an international environment
  • work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental social awareness and ethical and reflective practice
     

If you are enrolling in this course as an elective, it will complement the learning outcomes you are developing in your program.

 


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast different professional perspectives and approaches across the communication disciplines.
  • Identify and apply principles and strategies for working in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in communication, collaboration and project management within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Critically reflect on your role in projects, the collaborative process of working in interdisciplinary teams and areas for improvement for your future professional practice.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be involved in a range of learning activities centred around the development and completion of collaborative projects. The learning activities include:
lectures, seminars, presentations, guest speakers, workshops, problem solving sessions, individual and group based reflection, receiving and providing feedback.

It is expected that you will regularly attend classes and collaborative group meetings where you will report and reflect upon individual and group progress on a regular basis, provide and receive constructive evaluation and criticism and engage in discussion of interdisciplinary issues
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

In this course you will be working on a range of projects and accessing resources specific to project work in your discipline. You will also investigate other disciplines and may need to access academic and industry resources relevant to those disciplines for example AV equipment and facilities, general and specialised computer labs.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/media  

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing  and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

 


 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment in this course will be based on an evaluation of the project outcomes as well as individual reflections on the process of its development.

Assessments will cover the P.I.E.S framework for project development: Plan, Implement, Evaluate, Showcase.

  • Plan the project in a team.
  • Implement the project according to a deadline.
  • Evaluate the project outcome and reflect on the process.
  • Showcase the project to share with peers and/or client.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment