COMM 2048 Communicating for Sustainability
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102705
Coordinator Maryella Hatfield Opens in new window
Description This unit will enable you to become an environmental sustainability leader by building your capacity to be a confident and effective communicator. Environmental sustainability is vital to human wellbeing and planetary health. Effective communication is required to bring about transformation at individual, organisational and societal scales. In this unit you will participate in three modules focused on the key ingredients required for communicating sustainability: strategy, design and storytelling. Weekly learning pods developed by industry and academic leaders are designed to demonstrate what has worked well in practice, across business, government, community and not-for-profit sectors. Assessments provide you with an opportunity to implement the models, concepts and ideas you've learnt during the weekly learning content. This unit is recommended for all students, regardless of discipline.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Restrictions Successful completion of 40 credit points. Please note that this subject is recommended for all students, regardless of discipline.
- Analyse a sustainability need or problem in relation to the local context.
- Create a communication strategy based on key insights.
- Develop a clear sustainability narrative to guide communication and public engagement.
- Design processes to effectively engage communities in strategies.
- Present information, ideas and media clearly, convincingly and with confidence.
This module focuses on developing a communication strategy: how will your intervention create or contribute to change?
Module 2: Storytelling for Sustainable Futures
This module focuses on storytelling: whose voice is being centred? What kind of genre and format will be most effective for creating change?
Module 3: Designing Sustainable Initiatives
This module focuses on design processes and practices: how do you work collaboratively in an ethical way to design appropriate and effective sustainability-focused initiatives?
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.
|Proposal and Presentation||750 - 1,000 words, plus 1 minute in class pitch||30||N||Individual|
|Applied Project||500 words with visual storyboard||30||N||Individual|
|Presentation (30%) and Report (10%)||5 - 10 minute presentation plus 750-1,000 words , plus visual documentation||40||N||Both (Individual & Group)|
2022 Semester 2
Parramatta - Victoria Rd
Subject Contact Maryella Hatfield 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.