units

ATS2647

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Fay Anderson

Notes

Previously coded JCS2613

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an opportunity for a critical engagement with contemporary scholarship on the reporting of war and civil and international conflict. It takes a comparative historical and geographical approach to the context of contemporary case studies. It canvasses the underlying theory of liberation journalism, war reporting, peace journalism, development journalism and reporting civil conflict and global journalism. Please be aware that access to certain technology/equipment will be required for this unit. Contact the unit coordinator for details.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students should be able to

  1. demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge and capacity to make effective usage of the academic literature in the field of journalism about war and violent conflict.
  2. demonstrate an ability to research, discuss and analyse scholarly issues in a clear, concise and rigorous way
  3. collaborate constructively with fellow students in learning and discussion processes, including online forums
  4. produce their written work to deadline making effective use of the conventions of scholarly presentation (references, bibliography, etc)
  5. work independently and in groups to achieve their learning outcomes
  6. demonstrate a critical awareness of the strengths, limitations and socio-professional implications of scholarly practice in journalism studies

Assessment

Minor project (1500 words): 30%
In-class invigilation (500 words): 20%
Major Project (2500 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

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

Journalism studies
Journalism

Prerequisites

ATS2784

Prohibitions

ATS3647