Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 470
Subject Name Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies Honours
Credit Points 12
Pre-Requisites Completion of BCM core and at least one specialisation with a 75% average plus distinctions in two 300 level subjects, at least one of which must be drawn from the core or specialisation in which the student intends to write a thesis or complete a project
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignment - 1. Thesis review (1000 words) 15% Assignment - 2. Preparation of a research planning portfolio including a literature review (2000 words) 30% Assignment - 3. Theory reading journal and analysis (4000 words) 55%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.250
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1641  $ 1641  $ 1641  $ 1641  $ 1641  $ 1641 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr seminar per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Brian Yecies
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Brian Yecies
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
The subject offers advanced training in the area of communication and media studies, informed by current theoretical and methodological approaches. Students will be encouraged to apply these approaches to their research projects and develop appropriate strategies for successful research in the field. Particular attention will be given to key concepts and theories, their development and application.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify and define a research topic
2. Demonstrate an awareness of where their research sits with the general field of study identified
3. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the theory and methodology associated with issues raised by coursework content
4. Conduct research needed to answer questions identified by the topic

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
FACULTY & DISCIPLINE QUALITIES The identified combination of learning outcomes, teaching strategies and resources relate to achievement of the following Faculty and Discipline Qualities: Students will acquire the following information and generic skills/competencies as a result of their participation in this subject: 1. Critically consumes and evaluates information, takes initiative and is self-directing, reflects on and evaluates their learning 2. Develops a command of existing knowledge within a discipline and identifies questions to initiate a research project 3. Self confidence combined with oral and written skills of a high level 4. Critically evaluates sources and demonstrates an understanding of the research process 5. Explores issues within an existing body of knowledge

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