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Undergraduate - 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 Applied Media and Social Sciences
School of Arts
Campus(es)Berwick, Caulfield, Gippsland, Malaysia, South Africa

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This area of study is only available to students enrolled in the courses listed below under 'Relevant courses'. The sequence of units and units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries listed below.

    Available as a minor only at Berwick and Gippsland.

Description

Caulfield, Malaysia

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 as and when needed.

Berwick, Gippsland and off-campus learning

Journalism is in a period of dramatic change, driven by technological advances and a paradigm shift in how citizens consume (and create) news. As newspapers confront the greatest challenge to their survival since their inception, the expanding world of online reportage is capturing global attention - and so the focus in this dynamic journalism program reflects the challenges of media industries. Students and the study program adapt, reflect and move with these developments. Students learn the vital professional skills required for a career in journalism, while also exploring broader issues of newsroom culture, the implications of technology on journalism practice, ethical journalism, and the media's influential role in the democratic system. Journalism has developed its own methods and practice, its own code of ethics, and a constantly developing body of theory to help understand the rapidly changing world of mass communications.

Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate an understanding of the contemporary news media
  • understand and apply the basic principles of new gatherings and news writing
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of news production and the media's influence in society
  • demonstrate skills in media production in at least one media platform.

South Africa

This program provides students an opportunity to practice journalism on multi-level platforms of print, radio and television all converging in the study of online journalism. In view of the changes confronting traditional media platforms and personnel in this technological age, the program is geared to equip students with the indispensable practices of research and reporting for news journalism; the social, professional and legal context for journalism production; the technical production and narrative conventions of all media aligned to a technologically driven media society. The program opens employment opportunities for graduates in the print and electronic media in the private sector and government. Furthermore, graduates are well positioned to pursue postgraduate studies in the same or related fields.

Units

Caulfield and Malaysia

It is compulsory for students enrolled in course 4042 Bachelor of Journalism to complete a major in journalism and a specialisation in journalism studies. Refer also to the journalism studiesjournalism studies (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/journalism-studies/) area of study.

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in journalism must complete the following two units (12 points):

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

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) or majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in journalism must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Units include:

* Only available to students enrolled prior to 2010.

** Available in Malaysia only.

*** Requires approval from the course coordinator.

Berwick, Gippsland and off-campus learning

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in journalism must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • ATS1330 Newsroom practice and theory
  • ATS1331 Introduction to feature writing

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in journalism must complete the first-year sequence. In addition:

Units include:

South Africa

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in journalism must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • AZA1328 Journalism 1: Introduction
  • AZA1329 Journalism 2: Introduction

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) or majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in journalism must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Units include:

  • AZA2785 Legal aspects of journalism
  • AZA2787 Journalism: An online perspective
  • AZA2789 Journalism: Video perspectives
  • AZA3806 Reporting economic and business issues
  • AZA3808 Investigative journalism in the South African and African context
  • AZA3810 Reporting sport and sport cultures
  • AZA3919 Professional placement in journalism: South Africa

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 4099 Diploma of Higher Education Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science