COMM 0011 Texts and Communication (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700192

Coordinator Chantal Rozairo Opens in new window

Description This unit assists students to develop skills in reading and textual analysis. It introduces students to the basic principles of reader response theory and general strategies to improve reading resilience. Textual analysis skills are built through engagement with a diverse range of texts on a variety of themes, which are relevant both to the contemporary world and to later studies at both the Foundation and University level. By the end of this unit, students will be able to read, discuss, analyse and write about texts in ways appropriate to academic levels of study.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Equivalent Subjects COMM 0012 - Texts and Communication (UWSC)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain why reading is important.
  2. Demonstrate resilience in reading.
  3. Describe and apply strategies to overcome obstacles in reading.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to read for information.
  5. Analyse texts for a multitude of meanings.
  6. Communicate ideas in appropriate academic form.
  7. Situate texts in their cultural and social context.

Subject Content

1. What are texts, and how do they construct the world?
2. The importance of reading, and strategies to build reading resilience.
3. The evolution of texts, and their relationship to social change.
4. Reader response theory and its meaning for students.
5. The relationship between texts, knowledge and power.
6. Strategies for contextualising, interpreting and analysing a variety of text types in relation to a number of themes that set up later learning (e.g., ?efreedom?f, ?esexuality?f and ?emorality?f).
1. What are texts, and how do they construct the world?
2. The importance of reading, and strategies to build reading resilience.
3. The evolution of texts, and their relationship to social change.
4. Reader response theory and its meaning for students.
5. The relationship between texts, knowledge and power.
6. Strategies for contextualising, interpreting and analysing a variety of text types in relation to a number of themes that set up later learning (e.g., ?efreedom?f, ?esexuality?f and ?emor

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio I Written response to questions 5 x Minimum 50 words 20 N Individual
Portfolio II Blog posts + comment on blog post 10 x Minimum 50 words 40 N Individual
Poster Poster project: 20% Critical reflection: 20% 1,000 words plus visual element 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - George St

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Subject Contact Chantal Rozairo Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Bankstown

Day

Subject Contact Chantal Rozairo Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Chantal Rozairo Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - George St

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Subject Contact Chantal Rozairo Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Chantal Rozairo Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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