Postgraduate coursework and HDR students must first seek written permission from the unit coordinator before enrolling in this unit.
This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their own research and to locate their work in relation to contemporary and historical approaches.
|Unit name||Researching Journalism, Media and Communications|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Journalism, Media and Communications|
Semester 1: Dr Donald Reid
Semester 2: Dr Craig Norris
Semester 1: Dr Donald Reid and JMC staff
Semester 2: Dr Craig Norris and JMC staff
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $1,587.00||2017: $4,414.00||100703|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent
Three-hour weekly seminar (weeks 1-13)
Assessment(s) totalling 8,500 words
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Most JMC units have neither required nor recommended texts but if this unit does, information about these can be found at the CoOp Bookshop links below close to the start of semester. For the majority of units, a Reading List providing access to electronic readings is provided (if applicable) and this will be made available through MyLO and the Library at the beginning of semester.
Co-op Bookshop links
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