Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 212
Subject Name Understanding Research Practice
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at any level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BCM210
Assessment Proposal - 1. Research proposal 20% Project - 2. Project design and management 40% Portfolio - 3. Reflective portfolio 40%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr ONLINE lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Angus Baillie
Kate Bowles
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Kate Bowles
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject examines the nature and practice of research in media and communications, as well as the ways in which media and communication professionals report on research across many disciplines. We look at what makes research—and research communication—messy, creative and ethically challenging. Students gain practical experience in designing, managing, and reporting on a small research project.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of key challenges in media research practice
2. Apply an understanding of the fit between research methods and project aims
3. Develop beginning capacity to design and conduct research, and report research findings
4. Compose an appropriate communication strategy for a research project

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