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 JRNL212
Subject Name Magazine and Lifestyle Journalism
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites JRNL102
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence JOUR250 & JOUR234
Assessment Presentation 20% Artefact/ Resource; Magazine feature 30% Portfolio 50%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Workshops begin in week 1 of session.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Steinar Ellingsen
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Siobhan McHugh
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject will give students an introduction to writing and producing magazine features. Specialist topics include, but will not be restricted to: fashion, health and fitness, interior design and decorating, wine and cooking, travel, cars, boats, money and specialised collecting, arts and crafts and issues relating to life stages. A variety of feature styles will be explored. The importance of the magazine as a visual medium will also be explored.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. have a clear understanding of the particular interests of defined magazine audiences
2. write magazine-style stories in a number of formats
3. understand the appropriate mix of text and photographs for magazine stories
4. effectively research feature length magazine articles

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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