Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media



Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 311
Subject Name Advanced Seminar in Media and Communication
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites 16 cp at 200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BCM313
Assessment Proposal 15% Critical Literature Review 25% Research Project portfolio 40% Presentation 20%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject is an advanced seminar focusing on professional development for media and communication careers. Students work intensively on the evaluation and application of critical theories, with a strong focus on reflective narrative practice. The subject is highly recommended for students considering progression to Honours. The subject will offer students advanced skills in research, critical analysis and self-managed project work, and through intensive narrative interviewing practice will explore the challenges and opportunities in developing a values framework for professional self-management.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. situate project work and outcomes in terms of principles expressed in narrative professional development literature
2. demonstrate familiarity with current scholarship in narrative professional development appropriate to media and communication careers
3. demonstrate advanced skills in research and critical analysis relevant to media and communication studies careers
4. demonstrate awareness of emerging issues affecting the media and communications industries
5. design and conduct a major research project
6. present research in a professionally appropriate format

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
FACULTY & DISCIPLINE GRADUATE QUALITIES Informed on emerging topical issues and theoretical currents in media and communications (LO1, TS1, AM1,2,3) Independent learner - in developing through a sequence of tasks a conference paper on a self-designated topic (LO2, TS2, AM3) Effective communicator in learning strategies for effective presentation of academic research (LO3, TS2, AM4)
Subject Objectives: