Communication Studies

Unit set code: AMICOM | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Discipline Minor
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In an ‘information society’, a detailed understanding of the dynamics of communication and the skills needed to communicate effectively is highly valued. The Communication Studies minor introduces students to a wide range of approaches to the study of interpersonal, social and media-based communication. The Communication Studies minor also assists students to develop and apply effective communication techniques in socially relevant settings such as the workplace environment and community organisations.

Unit set structure

For a Minor, students must complete the following 48 credit points (4 units) of study:

What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

As part of a course

This unit set is studied as part of the following course(s):

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