Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
BSocSci or similar degree at another institution, with specialization/major in Journalism
The unit aims to integrate current theories, research methods and specific research topics for journalism students, aimed at developing both critical and analytical skills in their research areas of interest. The unit will concentrate on current debates in journalism and students will examine a variety of topics in line with their research focus which may include social media, digital journalism, journalism and the law, photojournalism in the digital age, the future of feature writing, citizen journalism, political journalism and economic journalism. Students will be active learners through the presentation of seminars and will lead discussions and provide written review of topics that are related to their specific interests. The course delivery will incorporate all lecturers in journalism, who will concentrate on their areas of expertise and interest.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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.