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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 Arts and Social Sciences
School of Media, Film and Journalism
South Africa School of Social Science
Campus(es)Caulfield, Malaysia, South Africa
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.
  • 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.

Description

Caulfield and 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.

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 area of study 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

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/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) or majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in journalism must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Units include:

*Requires approval from the course coordinator

Malaysia

Minor in Journalism

Students completing a minor in journalism must complete four units (24 points) including:

(a.) two first-year gateway units (12 points):

  • AMU1328 Introduction to journalism A
  • AMU1329 Introduction to journalism B

(b.) two elective units from List A only (12 points)

Note: Students can take the second-year cornerstone units from the major as electives

Major in Journalism

Students completing a major in journalism 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):

  • AMU1328 Introduction to journalism A
  • AMU1329 Introduction to journalism B

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

  • AMU2780 Radio news and current affairs
  • AMU2785 Media, power and reporting in Southeast Asia

(c.) two third-year capstone unitscapstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • AMU3650 A world in crisis: Multilevel responses to global emergencies + AMU3806 Business reporting
  • AMU3810 Understanding trends in global media

(d.) three additional elective units from List A (18 points)

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

Note: Students can take the remaining cornerstone and capstone units as electives

Elective units

List A

  • AMU2780 Radio news and current affairs
  • AMU2785 Media, power and reporting in Southeast Asia
  • AMU2789 Video news and current affairs
  • AMU3650 A world in crisis: Multilevel responses to global emergencies
  • AMU3787 Online news and current affairs
  • AMU3806 Business reporting
  • AMU3810 Understanding trends in global media

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/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) or majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/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

  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science