Course Title: Changing Economies and Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Changing Economies and Communication

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

In 2021 this course is titled: Economies Communicated

From Semester 1 2022, this course will be titled: Changing Economies & Communication.


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,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023

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, operate and change through particular cultural and communication practices and technologies.   You will investigate a range of economic frameworks, practices and technologies in western and non-western contexts. You will examine how particular ways of seeing local, national and global economic activities are persuasively circulated through various media and how this helps shape economic life.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes   In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:   ● You will Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.

Course Learning Outcomes   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 concepts of change and arguments about current changes in key areas of economic life.


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. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.


Overview of Learning Resources

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.   RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.   There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


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.   Assessment Tasks   Task 1: Reading and Topic Responses [30% Individual. Linked course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3] Task 2: Short Answer Task [30% Individual. Linked course learning outcomes: 1,2]
Task 3: Final Essay [40% Individual. Linked course learning outcomes: 3,4]

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.