2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 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 your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent
The unit extends students’ understanding of the publishing industry and processes. It provides students with an understanding of how authors’ proposals for publication are reviewed by acquisitions editors and examines trends in publishing in Australia and internationally. It provides knowledge on topics and trends such as intellectual property and defamation law, production processes and new forms of publishing. Students work collaboratively to present a book or electronic publishing company and to showcase proposals for publication
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate familiarity with the trends and changes in the publishing industry over the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship
GLO4: Critical thinking
Respond to changes in the publishing industry and know where to conduct research
GLO5: Problem solving
Critically assess a proposal for publication and what it requires
Be aware of the context that shapes the approach the publishing team might take to a publication proposal
Identify the market and readership for a publication, and how this might shape the publishing proposal and content of the publication
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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: ALW739 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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