units

JRN3302

Faculty of Arts

Skip to content | Change text size
 

print version

Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to a set of research and reporting approaches that enable in-depth investigation of environmental issues in their local and global context. The subject is designed to demonstrate a variety of practical research techniques, drawing on a broad range of scientific and social sources; to explore the relationship of media reporting and social change; and for students to produce in-depth investigations of their own.

Objectives

On satisfactory completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. recognise the local and global dimensions of high quality environmental reporting
  2. contribute to a national or international database of investigative resources and sources on environmental issues.
  3. utilize a range of research skills in finding and interviewing a wide range of sources.
  4. produce quality environmental reporting relevant to both local and global audiences
  5. understand and utilise narrative and presentation techniques appropriate to in-depth journalism.
  6. demonstrate an understanding of the roles of environmental reporting in a context of marked environmental and social change.

Assessment

Contribution to and revision of an information database: 20%
Minor investigative report (1200 words): 25%
Research plan and brief for major report: 15%
Major investigative project (2500 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

William Birnbauer

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

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

Journalism

Prerequisites

JRN1902 and JRN1903 or equivalents