units

APG5824

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Notes

Previously coded JRM5980

Synopsis

Students produce an original piece of supervised scholarly interdisciplinary research in journalism and business studies, the specific topic to be agreed between the student and supervisor. This research is written up and analysed in a essay of approximately 18,000 words, or a major piece of journalism (equivalent to 13,000 words) plus a 5000 word exegesis

Outcomes

On satisfactory completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Identify a key issue in Journalism and Business Studies that lends itself to further investigation, analysis and discussion in a research essay or a substantial piece of journalism, and synthesise it into an original research question.
  2. Identify and utilise the relevant scholarly literature to frame the theoretical approach to be used, and identify the appropriate original empirical field for exploration and analysis.
  3. Produce a substantial and well-argued scholarly analysis in response to the research question, or produce a substantial and well-argued journalistic analysis in response to the research question accompanied by a scholarly exegesis.

Assessment

Research thesis (18,000 words) or a major piece of journalism (equivalent to 13,000 words) plus a 5000 word exegesis

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 1 hr weekly supervision session or seminar, plus an average of 15 hours per week in online discussion, private research and reporting activities and assessment projects

Prerequisites

72 credit points in the Master of Journalism and Master of Business with a Distinction average

Prohibitions