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Area/Catalogue
COMM 1059

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101530

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To introduce students to the key concepts in media and journalism in relation to the social, cultural and technological contexts in which the media operate.

Course content

Students will become familiar with a range of concepts and topics related to the operation of the media in Australia and globally. These will include consideration of the business of journalism, globalisation, technological change in newsrooms, media ownership and regulation. Other topics will include PR and news, social and political influences on journalism, contemporary models of journalism practice and war reporting.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Continuous assessment 450 words equivalent 10% N/A
Essay 1575 words 35% N/A
Presentation 675 words equivalent 15% N/A
Major essay 1800 words 40% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Continuous assessment 450 words equivalent 10% N/A
Essay 1575 words 35% N/A
Presentation 675 words equivalent 15% N/A
Major essay 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries
School of Creative Industries

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