COMS408-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Communication Ethics

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

This course introduces students to a range of ethical frameworks by which to study the responsibilities of media producers, the tenor of the relationships enabled by their textual practices, the quality of public spaces opened up in public communication and the social impact of mediated communication.

This course introduces students to a range of ethical frameworks by which to study the responsibilities of media producers, the tenor of the relationships enabled by their textual practices, the quality of public spaces opened up in public communication and the social impact of mediated communication.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:
- understand ethical frameworks for studying questions of the good, right and true communication, including deontological, utilitarian,
virtue, communitarian and dialogic theories of ethics
- apply a number of these theories to issues in mediated communication
- reflect upon the ethical dimensions of their own and their society’s communication practices
- analyse the relationship between ethics and power, using among others theories of public communication and dialogue.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Restrictions

COMS422, PHIL469

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Karl Popper 508 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Rehua 530 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator

Donald Matheson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Portfolio of activity 03 Jun 2022 25% 14 activities, no word limit
Professional ethics case 01 Apr 2022 20% Professional ethics case (20%; 2000 words, ± 200 words)
Engagement case 13 May 2022 20% Word limit: 2500 words, ± 250 words
Partnership case 03 Jun 2022 20% 2000 words ± 200 words
Personal ethical reflection 17 Jun 2022 15% 5 minutes, about 900 words

Textbooks / Resources

There is no textbook for this course.

Course links

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,990.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All COMS408 Occurrences

  • COMS408-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • COMS408-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)