2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Trimester 2: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week
Trimester 2 and 3: Online independent and collaborative learning including 1-hour scheduled online workshop per week
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
In this unit, students are expected to combine journalism skills with academic techniques of research. The aim this trimester is to develop research and writing skills to a level where the student can produce feature articles suitable for publication. There is strong emphasis on finding original information from sources ranging from interviews to the Internet.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Evaluate the credibility and value of a wide range of themes and accompanying sources for story development and demonstrate the ability to look beyond the obvious in selecting topics to write about
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
Conduct primary and secondary research to substantiate stories for publication
Compose feature-style articles based on sound research, which are written and edited in accordance with industry standards
Work in a digital-news environment; and identify audience-appropriate platforms to distribute stories
GLO3: Digital literacy
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1: (Individual) - Evaluate a feature story
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALJ216 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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