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PUB4004

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

Electronic and print production processes have converged effectively in most sectors of the publishing and communications industries. The professional editor, publisher and writer must now have an advanced understanding of the application of new publishing technologies, and of how these technologies affect their ways of working with others involved in the processes of publishing. The competence and productivity of the professional depends on such knowledge and its application, and this unit, which is vocational in character, provides the student with an invaluable basis of knowledge and skills for entry into the world of publishing.

Objectives

Upon completion of this subject the student should have acquired:

  1. an advanced understanding of electronic publication and of electronic publishing in the publishing and communications industries;
  2. an understanding of the roles of the writer and editor in the creation and production of electronic publications;
  3. a knowledge of the convergence of editorial and production processes for print and electronic publishing
  4. an understanding of the techniques of writing and editing texts for electronic publication, including scholarly publications.

Assessment

Practical exercises including a field exercise report (2500 words): 25%
Research essay (3000 words): 30%
Evaluation of multimedia product (1500 words): 20%
Examination (2 hours): 25%

Chief examiner(s)

not offered

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week