Courses & Units

Fieldwork in Journalism, Media and Communications HEJ610

Hobart

Note:

Entry to the unit is competitive, and is subject to approval by the Unit Coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and New Columbo Plan grant consideration please email the application form available here, to the unit coordinator (Craig.Norris@utas.edu.au) by the advised date.

Introduction

This unit offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in the area of journalism, media and communications.

Summary

Unit name Fieldwork in Journalism, Media and Communications
Unit code HEJ610
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications
Coordinator

Dr Craig Norris

Teaching staff

Dr Craig Norris

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2017 23/11/2017 22/12/2017 13/2/2018

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $4,414.00 100799

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Intensive fieldwork period with orientation sessions before fieldwork and debriefing sessions upon return.   Total contact:  39 hours

Assessment

In-Country Group Work 1,500 words equivalent – (20%);

Research Project (4,000 words or equivalent) and Exegesis (2,000 words) – 80%

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Textbooks

Required

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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