units

ATS4811

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
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Notes

Previously coded JCS4001

Synopsis

This unit serves both as an expansion of undergraduate background knowledge and as a preparation for further studies and research. Students will critically examine current research in at least one major field within journalism studies and undertake a limited research project. The particular topics to be included will be determined in consultation with the supervisor and the seminar leader.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically examine and review current research in at least one major field within their discipline;
  2. design and develop a minor research project that develops the knowledge in the field in some way;
  3. participate in seminars as required to discuss and develop their project collegially;
  4. effectively locate, access and review relevant literature on the selected field of research;
  5. produce a scholarly essay that clearly and cogently presents the outcomes of the research.

Assessment

Research proposal(1000 words): 10%
Minor project (2000 words): 30%
Major project (4000 words): 40%
Critical reflection (2000 words): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

0.5 hrs per week individually or 2 hr weekly seminar