Journalism Cultures - 2016

Unit summary

CJR300

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Analysis Task (40%) , Online Discussion (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

Gain an understanding of how journalism is understood and applied in different media cultures. The unit explores the role of journalism as a cultural resource and builds your awareness of different journalistic practices in different cultures. Upon completion of this unit, you will have developed your written communication skills and critical analysis skills.

You are expected to develop a strong understanding of the cross-cultural issues impacting on journalistic practice in the various regions of study. Through the study of this unit, you will have an enhanced understanding of Australian journalism as a cultural resource, and the way our culture's use of journalism compares with that of other nations/regions.

On completion of this unit, you will have developed written communication skills and critical analysis skills. You are expected to develop a strong understanding of the cross-cultural issues impacting on journalistic practice in the various regions of study. Successful completion of this unit will result in an enhanced understanding of Australian journalism as a cultural resource, and the way our culture's use of journalism compares with that of other nations/regions.

  • Analysis Task (40%)
  • Online Discussion (20%)
  • Research Project (40%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Defining Journalism
2The global media and technological convergence
3Representation
4Alternatives

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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