20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module gives students the opportunity to develop their special interests either in an area of journalism in particular or the media in general. A dissertation demands the exploration of a subject in greater breadth and depth than coursework allows and provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of issues relating to their chosen area of study. This module will allow students to produce an individual piece of work demonstrating research initiative and original thought carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. Students are required to submit a dissertation of not less than 8,000 words and not more than 10,000 words in length in Semester 2.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students studying Journalism and to those who have taken JNL323 in Semester 1

Staff Contact: Prof Jackie Harrison
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Journalism Studies):

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