journalism/ug-arts-journalism

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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

print version

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 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 Applied Media and Social Sciences
School of Arts
School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies
Campus(es)Berwick, Caulfield, Gippsland, South Africa, Sunway

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The sequence of units and units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries listed below. A minor only is available at Gippsland. Students completing a major in journalism who commenced prior to 2013 should refer to the archived Handbookarchived Handbook (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/archive.html) for the year they commenced their studies.

Description

NOTE: This area of study entry has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2012. For details of changes, please consult the 2013 Handbook change register2013 Handbook change register (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/2013-change-register.html).

Caulfield, Sunway and off-campus learning

Offered by the School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies

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 in 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.

Berwick, Gippsland and off-campus learning

Offered by the School of Applied Media and Social Sciences

Journalism is in a period of dramatic change, driven by technological advances and a paradigm shift in how citizens consume (and create) news. As newspapers confront the greatest challenge to their survival since their inception, the expanding world of online reportage is capturing global attention - and so the focus in this dynamic journalism program reflects the challenges of media industries. Students and the study program adapt, reflect and move with these developments. Students learn the vital professional skills required for a career in journalism, while also exploring broader issues of newsroom culture, the implications of technology on journalism practice, ethical journalism, and the media's influential role in the democratic system. Journalism has developed its own methods and practice, its own code of ethics, and a constantly developing body of theory to help understand the rapidly changing world of mass communications.

South Africa

Offered by the School of Social Science

This program 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, off-campus learning and Sunway

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 studies area of study at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/aos/journalism-studies/

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in journalism must complete the following two units fr (12 points):

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in journalism must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third-year level.

Units include:

* Only available to students enrolled prior to 2010.

** Requires approval from the course coordinator.

Berwick

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in journalism must complete the following two units (12 points):

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in journalism must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be taken at third-year level.
Compulsory units
Elective units

Units include:

* This unit can only be completed in 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication and associated double degrees.

Gippsland and off-campus learning

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in journalism must complete the following two units (12 points):

Students studying a minor in journalism must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below

Units include:

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 minor or major in journalism must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third-year level.

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
  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4616 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts