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Journalism (BCommun) (Discontinued)

  • B1284BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION
  • B1284ABACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION (SECOND AWARD)

Title Journalism (BCommun)
Course Code B1284; B1284A
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
School School of Arts
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Mr Andrew Porter | Email: A.Porter@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2534

Qualification Bachelor of Communication (BCommun) in Journalism
Availability Murdoch campus (internal) (no new admissions from 2015 at this location for first-year commencing students)
Murdoch University International Study Centre (Dubai, UAE) ['DUBAI-ISC'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (external) (no new admissions from 2015 at this location for first-year commencing students)
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Course Plans

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Further Information Further Information on Units that are No Longer Available
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Units in this structure may no longer be available at all course locations and, where appropriate, alternative units have been provided. Students are required to satisfy the total credit point value of both the degree and the major in order to graduate; this may require that additional units are taken, either as part of the major or as General Electives. To accommodate students impacted by this change, up to 2 credit points from the total credit point value of the degree (incorporating the major) may be waived. For further information, see
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Part I - 24 credit points

Foundation Unit - 3 credit points

From 2014, Foundation units will no longer be offered at the Murdoch Campus. Students who have not yet successfully completed a Foundation unit will be required to enrol in the following Transition Unit.

BAR100 Academic Learning Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Students enrolled at the Dubai campus will enrol in:

FDN107 Next Life - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal

Core Units - 12 credit points

MCC108 Introduction to Communication and Media - 3 points
Not available 2017

OR

CMS101 Introduction to Media Studies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MCC104 Introduction to Journalism - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

OR

JOU104 Digital Newsgathering and Journalism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

MCC105 Introduction to Radio and Sound Production - 3 points
Not available 2017

OR

IDD129 Introduction to Digital Media Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

OR

RAD105 Introduction to Radio - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

MCC124 Photography and Digital Imaging - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

OR

PHO124 Photography 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Part II - 48 credit points

Core Units - 24 credit points

MCC236 Media Audiences and the Public - 4 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

OR

CMS203 Audiences, Users and Participants - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MCC245 Media Law and Ethics - 4 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

OR

JOU245 Media Law and Ethics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

MCC240 Politics, Journalism and Society - 4 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

MCC217 Web News Production - 4 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

OR

JOU217 Online and Mobile Journalism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

MCC267 Photo and Video Journalism - 4 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

MCC323 Newsroom - 4 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

General Electives - 24 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

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