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JCS3613

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students should be able to

  1. demonstrate a superior knowledge and capacity to make effective usage of the academic literature in the field of journalism about war and violent conflict.
  2. demonstrate an advanced 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

Assessment

Minimum requirement: attendance and participation as specified in the Unit Guide for the mode of delivery.
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

Prerequisites

JCS2601

Prohibitions

JCS2613