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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 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 Media, Film and Journalism
Campus(es)Caulfield
CoordinatorAssociate Professor Philip Chubb

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 studies complements the journalism practice program, but can also be taken as a stand-alone sequence of study. It is concerned with the scholarly understanding of journalism as both a professional and disciplinary practice, and its contribution to contemporary social life. It explores foundational and contemporary scholarship about the context and practice of journalism in Australia and internationally, with exclusive use of media examples and case studies. Journalism studies takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on media studies, political economy, history, philosophy and sociology among other disciplines. It develops advanced skills in research, and fosters a critical and rigorous interrogation of journalism practice. Graduates can expect to possess strong skills in scholarly research and analysis that will both enhance their professional skills in journalism, and lead to further study at a higher level.

Outcomes

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

  • understand the intellectual and social history of ideas and practices that underpin contemporary debates and research about the role of journalism in society
  • discuss and examine journalism and its relationship to contemporary Australian society
  • demonstrate a critical awareness of the strengths, limitations and socio-professional implications of disciplinary research practices for journalism
  • write clear, well-researched and well-supported responses to theoretical, historical and contemporary issues in journalism studies and balance theoretical concepts with empirical media examples
  • formulate and clearly communicate arguments on concepts such as power, conflict, law, the freedom of the press and representation that are theoretically informed, and empirically grounded.

Units

Minor in journalism studies

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in journalism studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(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 studies

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in journalism studies must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3645 Journalism and social change
  • ATS3802 Journalism practice and discourse

(d.) additional elective units from the list below (18 points)

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

Note: Students can take the remaining capstone unit as an elective.

Elective units

  • ATS2439 Youth media: Understanding media research
  • ATS2547 Cities and sustainability*
  • ATS2561 Sex and the media
  • ATS2647 Journalism: War and conflict
  • ATS3093 Specialist topic in media, film and journalism
  • ATS3391 A world of sport: Business, politics and media

* This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts