Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 A 1-hur lecture and a 2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 102
|Prerequisites:||Completion of either 100-105 Writing Journalism, 100-205 Writing Journalism or 670-302 Writing Journalism.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the 3Disability Liaison Unit website: 4http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorDr Carolyne Lee
This subject provides students with the skills to write at an advanced journalistic level. Lectures will present students with techniques that will enhance skills in interviewing, news judgement, narrative technique, researching, framing ideas, developing contacts and using off the record information. Students will also deal with issues of fairness and objectivity, plagiarism, libel and codes of conduct. On completion of this subject, students will have developed advanced skills in feature writing.
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will: |
|Assessment:||A news exercise of 1000 words 20% (due early in semester), a major news feature of 2500 words 60% (due at the end of semester), a seminar presentation of 500 words 10% and participation in seminars 10%. Students must attend at least 80% of classes to be eligible for assessment. Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved formal extension will be penalised at 2% per day. Students who fail to submit up to 2-weeks after the final due date without a formal extension and special consideration will receive a fail grade for the piece of assessment.|
A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject will: |
|Notes:||This subject is only available to third year students enrolled in the BA (Media and Communications) 105-MC, BA (Media and Communications)/Bachelor of Commerce, BA (Media and Communications)/ Bachelor of Laws.|
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) & Bachelor of Commerce
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