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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences
School of Journalism and Australian Studies
Campus(es)Berwick, Caulfield, Gippsland, South Africa, Sunway

Notes

  • The sequence of units and units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries listed below.

Description

Caulfield, South Africa, Sunway and off-campus learning

Offered by the School of Journalism and Australian Studies

This program in journalism prepares students for the professional practice of high quality journalism. It addresses all production technologies for journalism - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts. It imparts advanced skills in research and communication for professional practice, fosters a critical understanding of the role of journalism and the media in contemporary Australian society, in all its diversity and dynamism, and is founded in the principle that robust and accurate journalism is an essential component of a democratic society. Graduates can expect to possess high order skills in professional practice and critical analysis that will enable them to find appropriate industry employment, and enter further study at a higher level as and when needed.

Berwick, Gippsland and off-campus learning

Offered by the School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences

Journalism is in a period of dramatic change, driven by technological advances and a paradigm shift in how citizens consume (and create) news. As newspapers confront the greatest challenge to their survival since their inception, the expanding world of online reportage is capturing global attention - and so the focus in this dynamic journalism program reflects the challenges of media industries. Students and the study program adapt, reflect and move with these developments. Students learn the vital professional skills required for a career in journalism, while also exploring broader issues of newsroom culture, the implications of technology on journalism practice, ethical journalism, and the media's influential role in the democratic system. Journalism has developed its own methods and practice, its own code of ethics, and a constantly developing body of theory to help understand the rapidly changing world of mass communications.

Units

Caulfield, off-campus learning, South Africa and Sunway

It is compulsory for students enrolled in course 4042 Bachelor of Journalism to complete a major in journalism and a specialisation in journalism studies. Refer also to the journalism studies area of study at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/ug-journalism-studies.html.

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in journalism must complete the following two units (12 points):

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in journalism must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Available units include:

* Only available to students enrolled prior to 2010.

** Requires approval from course coordinator.

Berwick, Gippsland and off-campus learning

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in journalism must complete the following two units (12 points):

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in journalism must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.
Compulsory units
Elective units

Available units include:

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2450 Diploma in Arts (Communications)
  • 2460 Diploma in Arts (Writing)
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Associated degrees

  • 4074 Associate Degree in Arts and Social Sciences
  • 4040 Associate Degree of Community Welfare and Counselling

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1802 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 3911 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication) and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 2130 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Disability)
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing