|Course code CMNS3420||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
This course offers advanced study in journalism through explorations of the nexus between theory and practice. Through a variety of assigned and self-directed learning tasks, students will develop and use advanced research, interviewing and writing skills to prepare work targeted at specific audiences. Students will develop advanced problem-solving skills and a solid understanding of ethical issues pertinent to journalism.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||The course will:|
1. Develop knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in society.
2. Develop writing, communication and research skills appropriate to journalism.
3. Develop skills in critical reflection on professional practice.
4. Develop an understanding of the nexus between theoretical perspectives surrounding journalism and the daily practice of journalism.
5. Develop an understanding of ethical issues associated with issues pertaining to representation
|Content||The course will examine: |
1. Professional writing and research skills appropriate to journalism targeted at a specific audience.
2. Skills on critical reflection on professional practice
3 Communication skills
4. Knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in society
|Assumed Knowledge||60 units at 2000 level including CMNS2280 - Magazine Journalism.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for CMNS3420|