Special Study in Journalism

Subject JOUR90007 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 x 2hr Seminar per week (24 hours total)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours total

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Email: m.simons@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject involves the study of an approved topic in journalism practice. Details of the program being offered will be available from the Centre for Advanced Journalism. Students who complete this subject successfully should have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the topic, contributed effectively to the work of the seminar, shown a capacity for an advanced level of analysis and familiarised themselves with the latest directions of research into the particular topic.

Learning Outcomes:

The student will have acquired additional information, methodology or skills directly relevant to their program of study.

  • Seminar participation including class papers (1,000 words), due throughout the teaching period (20%)
  • Applied practical project, resulting in brief report and reflective essay (3,000 words), due throughout the teaching period (30%)
  • Final assignment (4,000 words), due within six weeks of module completion (50%)
Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be made available.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

A deepened understanding of issues of key concern to the topic;

Links to further information: http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/mcp/master-of-journalism.html
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Journalism
150 Point Master of Journalism
200 Point Master of Journalism

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