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APG5811

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Notes

Previously coded JRM5920(A)

Synopsis

This unit is the first part-time component of the Journalism Research Project, where students produce an original piece of supervised scholarly research in Journalism studies relevant to journalism, the specific topic to be agreed between the student and supervisor. This research is written up and analysed in a scholarly essay of approximately 15-18,000 words, or in a substantial piece of journalism of 10-13,000 words or equivalent in a journalistic medium plus an exegesis of 5000 words.

Outcomes

On satisfactory completion of APG5811 and APG5812, students will be able to:

  1. Identify a key issue in Journalism Practice and/or Studies that lends itself to further investigation, analysis and discussion in a research project, and synthesise it into an original research question and plan.
  2. Identify and utilise the relevant scholarly literature to frame the theoretical approach to be used, and identify the appropriate original empirical field for exploration and analysis with an appropriate methodology to achieve this.
  3. Conduct a substantial piece of original research and present the results as a scholarly essay of 15-18000 words, or 10-13,000 words or equivalent in journalism plus a 5000 word exegesis.

Assessment

Substantial progress towards a research essay (18,000 words) or a major piece of journalism (equivalent to 10-13,000 words) plus a 5000 word exegesis 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

By supervision, with occasional seminars

Prerequisites

48 points in Master of Journalism

Prohibitions