units

ATS3647

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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)
Coordinator(s)Fay Anderson

Notes

Previously coded JCS3613

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.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students should be able to

  1. demonstrate a superior knowledge and capacity to make effective usage of the academic literature in the field of journalism about war and violent conflict.
  2. demonstrate an advanced 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

Minimum requirement: attendance and participation as specified in the Unit Guide for the mode of delivery.
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

1-hour lecture per week
1-hour tutorial per week

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

Journalism

Prerequisites

ATS2784

Prohibitions

ATS2647