This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
The Journalism program will prepare you for the professional practice of high quality journalism. It addresses all production technologies for journalism: digital, print, video and audio. It imparts advanced skills in research and communication for professional practice and is founded on the principle that robust and accurate journalism is an essential component of a democratic society.
The program in journalism also explores foundational and contemporary scholarship about the context and practice of journalism in Australia and internationally, with extensive use of media examples and case studies.
Through this program you can expect to gain skills that will help you to find appropriate industry employment or enter further study at a higher level if desired.
Journalism is listed in the Bachelor of Arts at Caulfield as a minor, major or extended major.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will:
No more than 12 points at first-year level may be credited to the majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) and at least 18 points must be at level 3.
a. Two first-year level gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):
b. One level 2 cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:
c. One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:
d. Four units (24 points) chosen from the remaining capstones or from the elective list below, with at least two units at level 3.
No more than 12 points at first-year level may be credited towards the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).
a. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):
b. Two level 2 or 3 units (12 points) as listed within the major. It is a highly recommended that students complete a second-year level unit before enrolling in a third-year level unit.
No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 24 points must be at level 3.
a. The requirements of the major in Journalism (48 points)
b. the following unit:
c. An additional three units (18 points) from the following:
* Distinction average required.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.
Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:*
Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.
Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:*
* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.