units

ATS3919

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 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
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2013 (Flexible)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Flexible)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2013 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2013 (Flexible)
Overseas Summer semester B 2013 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mr Robert Carey (semester 1); Dr Andrea Baker (semester 2)

Synopsis

This is a final year unit. Students have the option of undertaking an industry placement in print, audio, visual or on-line media. Placement opportunities are negotiated with the Unit Coordinator, and require students to produce self-authored work for publication/broadcast and to produce a reflective report on the process and products of the placement.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Practical experience in journalistic media in Australia or overseas;
  2. Ability to analyse and reflect on newsroom operations and about news criteria and journalism professional practice;
  3. Ability to apply the principles and practice of journalism that they have learnt in their undergraduate studies;
  4. Skills relevant to prospective employers;
  5. Evidence of a folio of experiences and publications gained during placement;
  6. Competence in meeting the demands of a professional workplace and being able to reflect critically on those demands.

Assessment

Project and evidence of production or publication (2500 words or equivalent): 60%
Online critical reflection and/or in-class presentation (2000 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr William Birnbauer (semester 1)
Dr Andrea Baker (semester 2)

Contact hours

By supervision

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

Prerequisites

ATS1329 plus 12 points of Journalism units at second year level