Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE An Introduction to the Philosophy of Communication

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION The Unit will typically focus on a number of themes in the contemporary philosophy of communication. Students will have to opportunity to engage with such themes through primary texts as well as relevant secondary material.

Study-unit Aims:

The Unit aims to offer students the opportunity to engage meaningfully and critically with current themes in the philosophy of communication as well as observe communication in various cultural practices. Students will be encouraged to critically examine the concepts of communication and to present their thoughts and ideas about the themes covered in the Unit.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- engage critically with key concepts in the philosophy of communication;
- identify and review relevant secondary literature concerning specific themes in contemporary philosophy of communication;
- explain the engagement of certain contemporary philosophers with the philosophy of communication.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- read analytically and critically from a selection of excerpts in the philosophy of communication;
- identify and reflect upon key concepts and discussions in the philosophy of communication;
- engage in meaningful discussions on excerpts covered in the Unit;
- present coherent arguments related to the topics in contemporary philosophy; of communication;
- write an assignment on a specific theme in the philosophy of communication.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Bert O, Philosophy and Communication, Collected essays, Peter Lang 2009.
- Carey J, Communication as Culture, Routledge 1979.
- Craig R and Muller H,Theorizing Communication, Sage Publications Limited 2007.
- Mangion C, Philosophical Approaches to Communication, Intellect Books 2011.
- Radford G, On the Philosophy of Communication, Wadsworth 2005.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Tutorial

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Claude Mangion

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