units

ATS1901

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Fay Anderson

Synopsis

This subject introduces the study of news and information media and their relationship to contemporary Australian society. It locates the structures and major shifts in technologies, industries and audiences in their historical and geographical social contexts. It explores the developing political economy and sociology of production and consumption for news and information, and relates the changing patterns of media discourse in news and information to the shifting composition and structure of Australian society. It locates the Australian experience in its international context.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of the unit subject matter;
  2. demonstrate a capacity to make effective usage in written and oral presentation of the relevant academic literature;
  3. demonstrate an ability to research, discuss and analyse issues in a clear, concise and rigorous way;
  4. collaborate constructively with fellow students in learning and discussion processes, including online forums;
  5. produce their written work to deadline making effective use of the conventions of scholarly presentation (references, bibliography, etc);
  6. work independently and in groups to achieve their learning outcomes;
  7. demonstrate a critical awareness of the strengths, limitations and socio-professional implications of scholarly practice in journalism studies;

Assessment

Minimum requirement: Attendance and participation
Minor project (invigilated, 1600 words): 40%
Class presentation and report (invigilated, 1000 words): 20%
Major project (2000 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture per week
One 2-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Journalism