Information communication 730

Module code INY 730
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Informed by the participatory approach to communication this module reflects in depth on methods for the effective communication of information. In order to achieve this, the nature of information within the context of Information Science will be investigated. Thereafter, communication media will be identified and discussed and students will learn how to create a target audience profile to determine the appropriate media and content for the dissemination of information. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the communication of information will be investigated along with multiliteracy and media literacy. The communication of information will form a central focus of this module. Therefore the role of traditional, interpersonal, as well as modern media will be addressed. The processes of creating meaningful and effective messages for the communication of information as well as intercultural communication will also be undertaken.

Module credits 15.00
Service modules Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 8 meetings per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Information Science
Period of presentation Semester 1

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