University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
CMNS1090 Introduction to Professional Writing, and CMNS1280 Introduction to Journalism.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIntroduces students to the writing of feature articles as practised in professional journalism. Students will develop their research, interviewing and writing skills through a variety of assigned tasks and produce journalistic articles for publication in text and online forms. Students may be asked to attend guest lectures.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Expanded their knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in society.2. Developed their professional writing and research skills as applicable to features journalism in print and online forms.3. Advanced their skills in critical reflection on professional practice.4. Further developed their professional communication skills.CONTENTThe course consists of one lecture in which students are made aware of the course content and requirements followed by workshops in the remainder of the term in which students discuss and critique their own and fellow students written projects. Students are introduced to the work of prizewinning Australian and international journalists. Students will also be required to undertake class exercises exploring the theory and practice of features journalism in print and online formats.ASSESSMENT ITEMSWritten Assignment: Assessment 1 - Film ReviewProject: Assessment 2 - ProfileProject: Assessment 3 - FeatureWritten Assignment: Writing and Peer ReviewParticipation: Participation
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.