Courses & Units

Current Issues in Journalism, Media and Communications HEJ413

Note:

To enrol in this unit, students must meet honours/postgraduate course entry requirements (for example completion of a 300 credit point undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline).

Introduction

This unit provides students with an understanding of contemporary issues in journalism, media and communications from various international perspectives, together with an awareness of the social and political contexts of traditional and new media. Three issues will be covered in depth. These will vary from year to year, and may include media convergence, global media flows, intellectual property regimes, journalism cultures and practice, and the public sphere.

Summary

Unit name Current Issues in Journalism, Media and Communications
Unit code HEJ413
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Nicola Goc (Coordinator)

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 100703

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Three-hour weekly seminar (weeks 1-13)

Assessment

Two assignments totalling 8,500 words

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Textbooks

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