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APG5810

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Chris Nash

Notes

Previously coded JRM5920

Synopsis

Students produce an original piece of supervised scholarly research in Journalism studies relevant to journalism, the specific topic to be agreed between the student and supervisor. This research is written up and analysed in a essay of approximately 9,000 words

Objectives

On satisfactory completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Identify a key issue in Journalism Studies that lends itself to further investigation, analysis and discussion in a research essay, and synthesise it into an original research question.
  2. Identify and utlise the relevant scholarly literature to frame the theoretical approach to be used, and identify the appropriate original empirical field for exploration and analysis.

Assessment

Research essay (9000 words): 100%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites

48pts in Master of Journalism

Prohibitions

APG5811, APG5812