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Honours - Area of study

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Media, Film and Journalism
South Africa School of Social Science
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia, South Africa
CoordinatorDr Dan Black

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries below. Also available via off-campus learning (except South Africa).

Description

Honours studies in this area will advance students' knowledge and competencies in the discipline of Communications.

Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis and two coursework units. Coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the communications honours coordinator on the relevant campus.

Units

Caulfield and Clayton

Offered by the School of Media, Film and Journalism

Thesis

Students complete one of the following options:

  • ATS4230 Arts honours thesis (24 points)
  • ATS4231 Arts honours thesis A (12 points) and ATS4232 Arts honours thesis B (12 points)

Coursework units

Students complete two of the following units:

  • ATS4002 Honours research methods seminar
  • ATS4235 Selected topics in theory and practice
  • ATS4723 Current issues in international media and communications

Malaysia

Offered by the School of Arts and Social Sciences

Thesis

Students complete the following two units:

  • AMU4718 Arts honours dissertation 1
  • AMU4719 Arts honours dissertation 2

Coursework units

Students complete two of the following units:

  • AMU4720 Research issues and methodology
  • AMU4727 Readings in social, political and cultural theory
  • a maximum of 12 points at fourth-year level from another discipline and/or institution with the permission of the communications honours coordinator at Malaysia

South Africa

Offered by the School of Social Science

Thesis

Students complete the following two units:

  • AZA4778 Social science honours dissertation A
  • AZA4779 Social science honours dissertation B

Coursework units

Students complete the following two units:

  • AZA4450 Researching for social sciences and humanities
  • AZA4721 Communication and media practice applied

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in communications must have completed a major in that discipline.

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Relevant courses

  • 0003 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • 3751 Honours degree of Bachelor of Communication
  • 3936 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 4087 Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science