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 JRNL350
Subject Name Professional Writing 2
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites JRNL250
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence JOUR305
Assessment Assignment; Editing exercise 20% Assignment; Group pitch 30% Project; Editing and design 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 None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject builds on the skills learned in Professional Writing 1 and focuses on developing copy editing skills and principles of design for both print and web publications. Topics covered include: working with text and images, commissioning and rewriting copy, developing copy templates, sub editing, developing style manuals, usability principles and an introduction to working with design and web software.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the role of written communication in an organisation
2. Develop clear publication proposals and strategies
3. Develop audience profiles, content templates and other devices to aid the publication planning process
4. Edit copy for clarity and publication context
5. Use a range of publication and web design software
6. Work creatively to combine texts and images

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
This subject builds on the basic writing skills developed in the introductory writing for media subjects (JOUR101 and 201) and introduces students to forms of business and promotional writing. While JOUR205 focuses on the writer in a professional context this subject focuses on extending those skills with a focus on the development and design of publications and the role of the editor in professional contexts.

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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