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Courses Handbook 2014

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2014.
Information for the previous year's courses and units is available at Courses Handbook 2013.

313822 v.1 Journalism Stream (Mass Communication)

Major/Stream Overview

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.

This stream covers journalism theory and practice through print, broadcast and online media, including learning the legal and ethical conditions under which journalism is practised. When taken in combination with the other elements of the Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) this stream provides students with the ability to communicate effectively, produce news and current affairs material for print and electronic media, and understand how contemporary news media operate. Journalism may usefully be combined with the streams in Corporate Screen Production, Public Relations, Web Media or Photography.

Major/Stream Organisation

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 2
3545 v.12   Journalism Media Ethics 211 3.0 25.0
2596 v.13   Journalism Media Law 210 3.0 25.0
1564 v.12 *   Journalism Introduction to Broadcast 112 3.0 25.0
1557 v.12 *   Journalism Introduction to Print 111 3.0 25.0
Optional Units (No Year Level Specified) Hrs/Wk Credit
8885 v.11   News Writing and Reporting 213 3.0 25.0
2597 v.11   Journalism Radio News 212 4.0 25.0
3964 v.14   Journalism Television News 215 3.0 25.0
313854 v.1   Journalism Online Reporting 320 2.0 25.0

*    All Mass Comm students take one of the above in first year, students must take the other unit to advance into the upper-level units in the Journalism Stream.

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