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 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 Assignment - 1.Abstract [250-300 words] 15% Report - 2.Critical literature review [1000-1500 words] 25% Assignment - 3.Conference paper [3000 words] 40% Presentation - 4.Conference paper presentation [15 minutes including presentation materials] 20%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096 
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
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject is an advanced seminar focusing on the evaluation and application of critical theories, including critical research methodologies, in media and communication studies. The seminar topics will vary from year to year, and the subject is highly recommended for students considering future enrolment in Honours in this area. The subject will offer students advanced skills in research and critical analysis and an understanding of the principles which underpin academic and professional research in media and communications.

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)
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