Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies - Bachelor
In Science where students take extensive studies in discipline
areas, the BCM adds an opportunity to broaden the focus, to
acquire skills outside the main areas of the degree and thereby
increase its marketability. The core of the BCM deals with
contemporary issues in politics, communication studies and
media, giving students a broad grounding in which to situate
their major study. The Media Technology Studies major complements
the Science degree well, allowing students to examine the
rise of the media industry and critique the controversies
marking the growth of media technology.
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Communication
and Media Studies/Bachelor of Science, a candidate must:
- complete all the compulsory (core) subjects in the Bachelor
of Communication and Media Studies and the required subjects
of one of the major studies in that degree;
- at least 90 credit points of subjects from the Course
Structures of the Faculty of Science (including a minimum
of 60 credit points) for a Science major;
- complete not more than 90 credit points at 100-level;
- where necessary, undertake elective subjects from the
Course Structures of the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor
of Communication and Media Studies or the General Schedule
to ensure that at least 216 credit points have been completed
Assessment in this course varies between subjects and programs,
but typically includes a combination of essays, tutorial/seminar
presentations, practicals, labs in-class tests and/or exams.
The assessment requirements of each subject are set out in
the individual subject outlines which students receive in
the first week of session.
Students must take one major from each degree program.
Majors in the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies available in 2005: For details of the major studies please refer to the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (single degree entry). Majors are available in: Advertising and Marketing, Journalism and Screen Studies.
Majors in the Bachelor of Science available in 2005: The requirements for all Science majors are listed under the Bachelor of Science within the Faculty of Science or, for Population Health and Psychology, in the Bachelor of Science in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.
Students enrolled in the double degree program should consult both faculties about their choice of major studies.
Students may also take a minor study listed in the Course Structures of the Bachelor of Arts (Course code702), with the exception of the minor in Communication Studies.