units

ATS4813

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Notes

Previously coded JRN4010B

Synopsis

Students produce an original piece of supervised research in journalism, the specific topic to be agreed between the student and supervisor. This research is written up and analysed in a scholarly dissertation of 15,000 - 18,000 words, or a major piece of journalism (10,000 words or equivalent) plus a 5000 word scholarly exegesis.

Outcomes

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

  1. Identify a key issue in Journalism 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

Dissertation (or major piece of journalism plus scholarly exegesis of 5,000 words: 15,000-18,000 (or equivalent) words (100%)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Contact hours

supervision: 0.5 hours per week