Feature Writing

Course code CMNS2280Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Introduces students to the writing of feature articles as practised in professional journalism. Students will develop their research, interviewing and writing skills through a variety of assigned tasks and produce journalistic articles for publication in text and online forms. Students may be asked to attend guest lectures.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will have:
1. Expanded their knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in society.

2. Developed their professional writing and research skills as applicable to features journalism in print and online forms.

3. Advanced their skills in critical reflection on professional practice.

4. Further developed their professional communication skills.
ContentThe course consists of one lecture in which students are made aware of the course content and requirements followed by workshops in the remainder of the term in which students discuss and critique their own and fellow students written projects. Students are introduced to the work of prizewinning Australian and international journalists. Students will also be required to undertake class exercises exploring the theory and practice of features journalism in print and online formats.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCMNS1090 Introduction to Professional Writing, and CMNS1280 Introduction to Journalism.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS2280