units

AZA3919

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2013 (Day)
South Africa Summer semester A 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Tinus De Jaeger

Synopsis

In this unit, students have the opportunity to obtain a greater practice-based understanding of print, audio, visual or on-line media. Possible placement opportunities are discussed and negotiated with the Unit Coordinator. Students are required to produce self-authored work for publication/broadcast and to write a reflective report on the process and tangible outcomes of the placement experience.

Outcomes

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

  1. Practical experience in journalistic media in South Africa or Africa more broadly;
  2. The capacity to analyse, evaluate and reflect on newsroom and jouralism practices and about news .
  3. Capacity to to apply the theories, principles and practice of journalism and how to apply what they have learnt in their undergraduate studies;
  4. Skills relevant to prospective employers in the journalism field;
  5. Evidence of having compliled a portfolio of experiences and publications gained throughout the placement;
  6. The ability to meet the demands of a professional workplace and the capacity 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)

Contact hours

By supervision

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

Prerequisites

12 points of Journalism units at first year and second year levels