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APG5829

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

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

Notes

Previously coded JRM5990B

Synopsis

Students produce an original piece of supervised scholarly interdisciplinary research in journalism, development and environment studies, the specific topic to be agreed between the student and supervisor. This research is written up and analysed in a essay of approximately 18,000 words, or a major piece of journalism (13,000 words or equivalent) plus a 5000 word exegesis

Objectives

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

  1. Identify a key issue in Journalism, Development and Environment Studies that lends itself to further investigation, analysis and discussion in a research essay or a substantial piece of journalism, and synthesise it into an original research question.
  2. Identify and utilise the relevant scholarly literature to frame the theoretical approach to be used, and identify the appropriate original empirical field for exploration and analysis.
  3. Produce a substantial and well-argued scholarly analysis in response to the research question, or produce a substantial and well-argued journalistic analysis in response to the research question accompanied by a scholarly exegesis.

Assessment

Research thesis (18,000 words) or a major piece of journalism (13,000 words or equivalent) plus a 5000 word exegesis

Contact hours

1 x 1 hr weekly supervision session or seminar, plus an average of 15 hours per week in online discussion, private research and reporting activities and assessment projects

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

Journalism
Geography and environmental science

Prerequisites

72 cp in the Master of Journalism and Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis with a Distinction average

Co-requisites

none

Prohibitions

APG5827