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JRM5930

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Professor Chris Nash

Synopsis

This is a capstone unit for the Master of Journalism program. Students are encouraged to further develop their interests in journalism research and theory in ways that relate to their professional interests. There is a strong emphasis on reflective approaches and producing scholarly work which is relevant to Journalism Professional Project. Students attend a series of seminars and develop a reading program and research proposal in consultation with their supervisor, and produce a 4500 word research essay on their chosen topic.

Objectives

On satisfactory completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Identify a key issue in Journalism Studies that lends itself to further investigation, analysis and discussion in a research essay, and synthesise it into a research question.
  2. Identify and utlise the relevant scholarly literature to frame the theoretical approach to be used, and identify the appropriate empirical field for exploration and analysis l
  3. Produce a substantial and well-argued scholarly analysis in response to the research question.

Assessment

Research essay (4500 words): 100%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites

48pts in Master of Journalism