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 JRNL315
Subject Name Journalism Project
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites JRNL203 and JRNL204
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence JOUR320
Assessment Essay 20% Project; Project proposal 20% Portfolio 60%
General Subject No.
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
Course
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 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  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Shawn Burns
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Shawn Burns
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

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  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Shawn Burns
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
In this subject students will write a series of stories on topics or issues that stem from their non-journalism studies. For example, a student studying Geology might write a series of stories on advances in mining exploration techniques or mine safety. A student studying Health and Behavioural Sciences might write a series of stories on health issues such as the discovery of a new vaccine that will treat both Hepatitis C and chronic alcoholism. In short, this subject provides students with an opportunity to embed themselves in another discipline and use the knowledge they have built in that area to help demystify it to the general populace. There are no lectures in this subject. Students, being in the final year of their degree, will work under the direction of a staff editor. They will be required to produce a portfolio of stories on a topic of their own choice. The only stipulation is that the work is produced in a journalistic format and provides a detailed explanation of an issue or series of related issues. Students will be expected to show advanced journalism skills, strong analytical skills in their chosen non-journalism discipline, and the ability to turn a complex topic into a package that can be readily understood by a broad, that is non expert, audience.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Show that they have a strong understanding of a specialist discipline area and be able to present that information in a journalistic style
2. Engage experts in their chosen field in a level of discussion or debate that helps them to flesh out their stories to a high level
3. Reveal highly developed research skills
4. Show presentation skills of a very high standard (this could be written or broadcast, depending on the media selected)


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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