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Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences
School of Arts and Social Sciences
School of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Campus(es)Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, South Africa, Sunway

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries below. Also available via off-campus learning.

Description

Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis and two coursework units.

Coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the communications honours coordinator on the relevant campus.

Units

Caulfield and Clayton

Offered by the School of English, Communications, and Performance Studies

Thesis

Students complete one of the following options:

Coursework units

Students complete the compulsory unit and one elective unit from the following:

Compulsory unit
  • ATS4002 Honours research methods seminar
Elective units

One of:

  • ATS4235 ECPS selected topics in theory and practice
  • ATS4263 Propaganda, censorship and the representation of war
  • ATS4405 Audiences and the social influence of media
  • ATS4412 Music, media, culture
  • ATS4722 Contemporary media and communications theory
  • ATS4723 Current issues in international media and communications
  • a maximum of 12 points at fourth-year level from another discipline and/or institution with the permission of the ECPS communications honours coordinator

Berwick, Gippsland, Off-campus

Offered by the School of Applied Media and Social Sciences

Thesis

Students complete the following two units:

Coursework units

Students complete the following two units:

  • ATS4729 Media, social relations and power
  • ATS4807 SAMSS selected topics in theory and practice

South Africa

Offered by the School of Social Science

Thesis

Students complete the following two units:

  • AZA4718 Communication and media dissertation part A
  • AZA4719 Communication and media dissertation part B

Coursework units

Students complete the following two units:

  • AZA4450 Researching for social sciences and humanities
  • AZA4721 Communication and media practice applied

Sunway

Offered by the School of Arts and Sciences

Thesis

Students complete the following two units:

  • ATS4718 Communications dissertation part 1
  • ATS4719 Communications dissertation part 2

Coursework units

Students complete two of the following units:

  • ATS4720 Communication research: Issues and methodology
  • ATS4721 Industry applied practice
  • a maximum of 12 points at fourth-year level from another discipline and/or institution with the permission of the communications honours coordinator on the Sunway campus

Contact details

Relevant courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 3751 Honours degree of Bachelor of Communication (at Sunway)
  • 3775 Honours degree of Bachelor of Communication
  • 0082 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 4090 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 4087 Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science