Course Title: Economies Communicated

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Economies Communicated

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Lucy Morieson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9494

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore how economies of all kinds are formed and operate through particular cultural and communication technologies and practices. You will investigate a range of economic frameworks, practices and policies in western and non­western contexts. You will examine how particular ways of seeing local, national and global economic activities are persuasively circulated through various media.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcome:

  • You will Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.


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

  1. Describe and analyse the use and circulation of a range of economic terms, concepts and frameworks.
  2. Examine key enduring economic assumptions and their significance.
  3. Identify and analyse media examples of argument and associated rhetoric in selected areas of economic life.
  4. Critically discuss the use of communication technologies, rhetorics and practices in the formation and operation of economies.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The Library provides guides on academic 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 may include written and oral reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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 Equitable Learning Services 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

Task 1: Reading Quizzes [18% Individual Linked course learning outcomes: 1, 2]

Task 2: Debriefs [12% Individual Linked course learning outcomes: 1,2,3]

Task 3: Short Answer Task [30% Individual Linked course learning outcomes: 1,2]

Task 4: Final Essay [40% Individual Linked course learning outcomes: 3,4]