Courses & Units

Researching Journalism, Media and Communication HEJ412

Hobart

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Researching Journalism, Media and Communication
Unit code HEJ412
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator

Dr Craig Norris

Teaching staff

Dr Craig Norris

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyse key concepts and debates in media and communication
  2. Critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of different research methods and approaches theories, methods and approaches used to study them.
  3. Critically analyse and communicate findings from a research sample
  4. Design, research and write a literature review on a chosen topic

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,890.00 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.

Requisites

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Three-hour weekly seminar (weeks 1-13)

Assessment

2,000 word analytical essay (25%)

Oral Presentation (20%)

Methods Analysis (25%)

Literature review (30%)

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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.

Recommended

Co-op Bookshop links

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