6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2018 (Flexible)
- Second semester 2018 (Flexible)
- Summer semester B 2018 (Flexible)
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Journalism and associated double degrees.
Bachelor of Arts students must have completed a major in Journalism and have a course WAM equal to or greater than 70.
Bachelor of Journalism students must have passed ATS1328, ATS1329, ATS1901, ATS1902; plus 12 credit points of Journalism and Journalism studies units at second year level which should include ATS2784 and ATS2785 and have course WAM equal to or greater than 70.
- The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).
- This is an internshipinternship (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/internships/) unit that requires an application to be enrolled.
This is a final year unit. Students have the option of undertaking an industry placement in print, audio, visual or on-line media. Placement opportunities are negotiated with the Unit Coordinator, and require students to produce self-authored work for publication/broadcast and to produce a reflective report on the process and products of the placement.
Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to demonstrate:
- Practical experience in journalistic media in Australia;
- Ability to analyse and reflect on newsroom operations and about news criteria and journalism professional practice;
- Ability to apply the principles and practice of journalism that they have learnt in their undergraduate studies;
- Skills relevant to prospective employers;
- Evidence of a folio of experiences and publications gained during placement;
- Competence in meeting the demands of a professional workplace and being able to reflect critically on those demands.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information