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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Chris Nash


This unit provides students with an opportunity for a critical engagement with contemporary scholarship on the reporting of war and civil and international conflict. It takes a comparative historical and geographical approach to the context of contemporary case studies. It canvasses the underlying theory of liberation journalism, war reporting, peace journalism, development journalism and reporting civil conflict and global journalism. Please be aware that access to certain technology/equipment will be required for this unit. Contact the unit coordinator for details.


On successful completion of this unit students should be able to

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


Minor project (1500 words): 30%
In-class invigilation (500 words): 20%
Major Project (2500 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Peter Manning

Contact hours

1-hour lecture per week + 1-hour tutorial per week

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

Journalism studies


Either COM1010 and COM1020 or COM1510 and COM1520