International Publishing Project

Subject PUBL90016 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 21-Jun-2016 to 25-Jun-2016
Assessment Period End 26-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 22-Jun-2016
Census Date 22-Jul-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 30-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 25 hours, comprising seminars, smaller group workshops, and excursions, delivered as an intensive over the period of one week (off campus)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced), Master of Publishing and Communications, or Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing. An application process applies.

Students who wish to undertake this subject must consult the Faculty of Arts at for further information.

This subject is recommended only for students in their final semester of study.



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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 Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Mark Davis


Subject Overview:

This subject involves travel to New York to undertake a five-day intensive to be taught at City University of New York (CUNY). The program will involve instruction by senior figures in the US publishing industry, from established firms and the recent start-ups that are re-shaping the industry.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this subject, students are expected to have developed:

  • written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion;
  • an understanding of international publishing practices;
  • increased levels of cross-cultural awareness; and
  • a broad understanding of issues of key concern to the publishing and communications industry.

A project proposal of 1,000 words (20%), due on the final day of the intensive. A research paper of 4,000 words (80%), due 8 weeks after the teaching period.

Students are required to attend a minimum of 100% of classes in order to pass this subject.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students who have successfully completed this subject should:

  • acquire high-level written and oral communication skills through contribution to class discussions and the completion of assignments;
  • have a capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions;
  • develop cultural and ethical understanding through reflection and reading on the role of the publishing industry in a range of different national and cultural contexts;
  • develop skills in research through the preparation of class papers and assignments, including the use of online as well as print-based materials;
  • develop skills in time management and planning through managing workloads for recommended reading, tutorial presentations and assessment requirements; and
  • acquire a capacity for critical thinking through the use of readings and discussion to develop a critique of received wisdom about the cultural, social and political significance of the publishing industry.
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All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
150 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
200 Point Master of Publishing and Communications

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