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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 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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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies
Campus(es)Caulfield

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Also available via off-campus learning

Description

This program in journalism prepares students for the professional practice of high quality journalism. It addresses all production technologies for journalism - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts. It imparts advanced skills in research and communication for professional practice, fosters a critical understanding of the role of journalism and the media in contemporary Australian society in all its diversity and dynamism, and is founded on the principle that robust and accurate journalism is an essential component of a democratic society. Graduates can expect to possess high order skills in professional practice and critical analysis that will enable them to find appropriate industry employment and enter further study at a higher level if desired.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • develop more specialised knowledge in selected areas of journalism reporting
  • understand specificities of contemporary industry practices
  • acquire skills in reporting in areas of specialised knowledge and reporting
  • acquire skills in workplace participation
  • appraise learning in regard to journalistic practice
  • justify personal modes of operation
  • use professional communication technology at the level of professional practice.

Units

Minor in journalism practice

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in journalism practice must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1328 The foundations of journalism
  • ATS1329 The practice of journalism

(b.) additional elective units from the list below (12 points)

Note: Students can take the second-year cornerstone units from the major as electives.

Major in journalism practice

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in journalism practice must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one second-year cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3918 International journalism professional project
  • ATS3919 Journalism professional project

(d.) additional elective units from the list below (24 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) must be completed at third-year level.

Note: Students can take the remaining cornerstone and capstone units as electives. Students planning a career in journalism are strongly encouraged to take ATS2785 Journalism and the law as an elective unit.

Elective units

Highly recommended unit

Additional elective units

* This unit is a capstone unit for journalism studiesjournalism studies (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/journalism-studies/). Students completing a major in both journalism practice and journalism studiesjournalism studies (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/journalism-studies/) will need to choose a different journalism practice elective unit. A unit cannot be counted twice towards different majors.

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts