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Journalism Major  

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.

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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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.
JOU2103 Media Law and Ethics 15
JOU2107 Political Journalism 15
JOU2111 Introduction to Journalism 15
BRO2000 Radio Newsroom 15
JOU3205 Newsroom Journalism 15
Plus select 45 credit points (3 units) from the following:
JOU3110 Freelance Journalism 15
BRO3000 TV Journalism # 15
CMM3104 Professional Placement 1 * 15
JOU2106 Sports Journalism 15
JOU2108 Science Journalism 15
JOU3109 Business Journalism 15
JOU3113 Health 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.
It is recommended that students intending to study the Journalism Major select Foundation Program electives from the following:
BRO1000 iTalk@ECU: Presentation Skills 15
CMM1104 Writing for the Media 15
CSV1105 Interpersonal Skills 15
FAV1101 Introduction to Digital Video 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012