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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMJourn/MIDEA
CRICOS code069117F
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4060
Contact details

Chris Nash, Professor of Journalism; chris.nash@arts.monash.edu.au; +61 3 9903 4948

Course coordinator

Professor Chris Nash

Description

The Master of Journalism and Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis provides a comprehensive introduction to international development and environmental change, and an entry-level qualification for a professional journalism career, and a mid-career course for working journalists seeking to extend their expertise and refresh the intellectual basis of their practice. It is has an international orientation designed to optimise the contribution graduates will make to their profession using a full range of media technologies.

Objectives

Graduates of the program will:

  • have a strong basic understanding of the theory and practice of international development
  • have a basic understanding of the socio-political causes and effects of environmental degradation and change
  • have strong professional research and reporting skills in a range of media technologies and formats
  • be equipped with the necessary skills and attributes either to enter professional practice in the news media or, for qualified journalists, to extend their existing skills and intellectual understanding of journalistic practices
  • understand and be able to contribute to the important role of professional and ethical journalism in the service of the public right to know and democratic processes
  • have an effective understanding of the role of journalism and the media in local, national, regional and global contexts.

Fieldwork

The course involves extensive research and reporting in the field.

Structure

Students complete core and elective units and one of the options outlined at level five. Students who achieve a distinction average in their level four units have the option of undertaking a 24-point research dissertation at level five.

Requirements

Core and elective units

Students complete 60 points as outlined below.

Students complete the following six units (36 points):

  • APG4556 Urbanisation and regional development in the Indo-Pacific Rim or APG4628 Doctrines of development
  • APG4627 Research in political ecology
  • APG4773 Research and reporting
  • APG4774 Reporting with sound and image
  • APG4775 Journalism and the law
  • APG4776 Journalism studies

plus two of the following (12 points):

plus 12 credit points of level three or four elective units chosen from the following Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis 'areas of concentration' (12 points):

Sustainable development and natural resource management

  • APG4390 Contemporary issues in tourism
  • APG4389 Tourism industry and marketing
  • APG4425/APG5425 Perspectives on environment and sustainability
  • APG4426/APG5426 Environmental analysis
  • APG4427/APG5427 Frontiers in sustainability and environment
  • APG4428/APG5428 Environmental governance and citizenship
  • APG4429/APG5429 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • APG4433/APG5433 Corporate sustainability management
  • APG4434/APG5434 Sustainability measurement
  • APG4553 Field studies in regional sustainability (South Africa field trip)
  • APG4554 Resource evaluation and management
  • APG4558 Global change and the earth system
  • APG4667 Fringe politics and extremist violence: An introduction to terrorism
  • APG4669 Foreign aid and world development B
  • APG4708 Ecotourism management
  • APG4772 Community development in a globalising world
  • APG5762 Environmental economics and policy
  • ATS3546 Environmental assessment and decision making
  • ATS3709 Politics of environmentalism
  • ATS3788 Soils, landscape and their management
  • ATS3887 Designing urban futures: Urban climate, water and adaptation
  • CHM3960 Environmental chemistry
  • CIV5261 Flood management in urban and rural environments
  • CIV5264 Management of water resources and related infrastructure
  • ENV3022 Environmental technology
  • LAW4155 International human rights 406
  • LAW5136 International environmental law 506

Urban and regional sustainability

  • APG4553 Field studies in regional sustainability (South Africa field trip)
  • APG4554 Resource evaluation and management
  • APG5762 Environmental economics and policy
  • ATS3547 Cities and sustainability
  • ATS3725 Population and society
  • ATS3575 Murder and mayhem: Killers, slums and social reform
  • CIV5261 Flood management in urban and rural environments
  • CIV5264 Management of water resources and related infrastructure
  • CIV5314 Transport planning and policy
  • CIV5316 Fundamentals of urban public transport
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • ENV3022 Environmental technology
  • LAW4155 International human rights 406
  • LAW5136 International environmental law 506

Gender, culture, society in the Asia-Pacific

  • APG4284 Gender, sexuality, power
  • APG4329 Political Islam
  • APG4334 Southeast Asian politics
  • APG4822 Feminist research
  • APG4669 Foreign aid and world development B
  • APG4667 Fringe politics and extremist violence: An introduction to terrorism
  • APG4695 Gender issues
  • APG4696 Gender, globalisation and development: Research issues
  • APG4702 Culture and conflict in Indonesia
  • APG5326/ATS4326 China: The quest for modernisation
  • ATS3376 Political anthropology: Ethnic and national identities in the modern world
  • ATS3384 Women in Asia: Gender, tradition and modernity
  • ATS3427 Earthworks: Literature and environment
  • ATS3701 Terrorism and violence in global politics
  • ATS3707 Australia and the world
  • ATS3727 Men, masculinity and society
  • ATS4291 Fantasies of the Flesh: The body in history

Democracy, governance and civil society

  • APG4327 Wars of recognition: Terrorism and political violence
  • APG4334 Southeast Asian politics
  • APG4428/APG5428 Environmental governance and citizenship
  • APG4667 Fringe politics and extremist violence: An introduction to terrorism
  • APG4668/APG5668 Perspectives on world politics
  • APG4669 Foreign aid and world development B
  • APG4772 Community development in a globalising world
  • APG5762 Environmental economics and policy
  • ATS3376 Political anthropology: Ethnic and national identities in the modern world
  • ATS3691 Violence and memory
  • ATS3706 Washington and world politics
  • ATS3707 Australia and the world
  • LAW4155 International human rights 406
  • LAW5136 International environmental law 506

Development and environmental economics

  • APG4429/APG5429 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in the globalised world
  • APG5762 Environmental economics and policy
  • ECC3570 The international economy since 1945
  • ECC3670 Economics of developing countries
  • ECC3690 International economics
  • ECC4670 Economic development
  • ECC5690 Theories in international and development economics
  • ECF9210 Introduction to international economics
  • ECF9530 Economics

Level five

Students complete one of the following options (36 points).

Note: Units cannot be undertaken that have been competed at level four.

Option 1

Students complete the following units (24 points):

  • APG5804 Environmental revolutions
  • APG5805 The art and business of international development
  • APG5813 Journalism studies project
  • APG5814 Journalism professional project

plus 12 points chosen from the following units (12 points):

  • APG5640 Journalism and society
  • APG5641 Reporting the environment
  • APG5642 Investigative reporting
  • APG5778 Research project
  • APG5806 Final project in IDEA (Client-based internship)
  • APG5809 Specialist reporting
  • level five elective units chosen from the Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis 'areas of concentration' above

Option 2

Students complete the following units (36 points):

  • APG5804 Environmental revolutions
  • APG5805 The art and business of international development
  • APG5827 Journalism development and environmental research project (24 points), or APG5828 Journalism development and environment research project part 1 (12 points) and APG5829 Journalism development and environment research project part 2 (12 points)

Progression to further studies

Students who undertake the 24 point research project option and achieve at least a distinction are eligible to apply for a higher degree by research.

Alternative exit(s)

Students who have completed studies in either international development and environmental analysis or journalism to the value of:

  • 24 points may apply to exit with a related graduate certificate
  • 48 points may apply to exit with a related graduate diploma.

Award(s)

Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis

Master of Journalism