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Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Communications

Major In Journalism

In a world awash with spin, the practice of high quality journalism has never been more important.

This journalism major covers writing and research skills, working in audio, video and online environments and the legal and ethical frameworks of the profession.

Students can also study specialist areas such as politics, science, health, business and sports reporting.

Related careers

Journalist, Copywriter, Online Reporter, Producer, Presenter, Press Secretary, Film Critic

Major structure

This Major structure will be available to students commencing the Major from Semester 2, 2014 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

In a world awash with spin, the practice of high quality journalism has never been more important. This journalism major covers writing and research skills, working in audio, video and online environments, and the legal and ethical frameworks of the profession. Students can also study specialist areas such as politics, science, health, business and sports reporting. The course is accredited by the Journalism Education Association of Australia (JEAA), and successful students regularly win national journalism awards and work in major news organisations around Western Australia.



Students may commence Level Two units of their Major in the first and second semesters of enrolment, but are advised to complete JOU2111 (Introduction to Journalism) first.

UnitDescription Points
JOU2103Media Law and Ethics 15
JOU2107Political Journalism 15
JOU2111Introduction to Journalism 15
BRO2000Radio Newsroom 15
JOU3205Newsroom Journalism 15
Plus select 45 credit points (3 units) from the following:
JOU3110Freelance Journalism 15
BRO3000TV Journalism#15
CMM3104Professional Placement 1*15
JOU2106Sports Journalism 15
JOU2108Science Journalism 15
JOU3109Business Journalism 15
JOU3113Health Journalism 15
 


* This unit can only be taken in consultation with the course coordinator # BRO3000 (Television Journalism) is not available to students intending to study the Journalism Major as part of the Bachelor of Writing.

Recommended Electives
It is recommended that students intending to study the Journalism Major select Foundation Program electives from the following:

UnitDescription Points
BRO1000iTalk@ECU: Presentation Skills 15
CMM1204Writing for Communications 15
FAV1101Introduction to Digital Video 15
 

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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