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PUB5100

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2010 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr David Dunstan and Nick Walker

Synopsis

Students work with a publishing firm or appropriate publishing professional for a minimum of 80-90 hours under academic and professional supervision. They complete a report on their internship (or provide other evidence of work undertaken) and write a reflective essay dealing with some aspect of the work situation. A short viva voce examination draws on the student's work experience. This internship may be undertaken in any aspect of the publishing industries: editing, marketing, sales, retailing, promotions, etc.

Objectives

On completion of this subject students should have:

  1. gained a developed understanding of work in at least one aspect of the publishing industries, e.g. copy editing, sales and marketing, book design;
  2. developed work skills associated with work in at least one aspect of the publishing industries;
  3. written a reflective essay on the aspect of the publishing industries providing the internship experience;
  4. demonstrated a capacity to report and reflect critically on work practices and experiences in the publishing industries;
  5. acquired an understanding of the knowledge, practices and/or technology specific to certain branches of the publishing industry.

Assessment

Workplace report or evidence of task work (1750 words): 40%
Reflective Essay (1750 words): 40%
Presentation (1000 words): 20%,

Chief examiner(s)

Nick Walker

Contact hours

Minimum of 80-90 hours over the course of semester spent in an industry internship. Equivalent of 12 hours per week contact and private study

Prerequisites

Completion of 48 points at 4th year level, including PUB 4001, PUB4002 and PUB4003 or equivalent.