COM3119 - International Communication

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Media and Communication
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
COM2104 or EN3565
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2020/21, Semester B 2020/21

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is designed to teach students the theories and practices of international communication. By the end of the semester, they are expected to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues and identify key perspectives in international communication and the political, sociological, cultural, psychological and economic forces that shape the form and content of international communication, including media organizations, professional journalists, national markets and cross-national relations; to critically explore, discover and evaluate the role of media in regions and countries including, but not limited to, Hong Kong and mainland China in the context of international communication; and to apply relevant concepts or theoretical perspective to their research problems and use appropriate methods to collect data to answer the questions. As part of the scholarly inquiry, they will also learn to present and share the results in a professional manner.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Examination included Mid-term examination 10 % and final examination 30%
Detailed Course Information


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