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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Journalism - 369JA

Course Code: 369JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Communication and Media
UAC Code: 362265
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Introduction

This degree offers students an opportunity to undertake a professional qualification in Journalism while gaining intercultural skills and knowledge. Graduates will be well positioned to work as members of the diplomatic corps and foreign correspondents.

The International Studies degree investigates the interplay of cultural, political and economic forces in regional and global arenas and allows students to develop an understanding of intercultural communication. This is enhanced by foreign language study and a highly recommended international exchange semester.

The Bachelor of Journalism provides students with the key skills to produce journalism in a multi-platform media environment. In this hands-on degree students will develop research, production and presentation skills and create stories for mobile, online, audio/radio, video/TV, social media and print. Based on a solid foundation of journalism research, theory and ethics, students will also produce long form and investigative stories. Students will have access to industry-standard broadcast and online facilities to produce and present their work and will gain vital industry experience through professional internship placements newsroom practice.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students:
Email artsanddesign.enquiries@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 2570 or 6206 3887
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2017 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
2018 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies BA IntlSt
Bachelor of Journalism B Jnl

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Journalism Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2017 CSP

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. To produce flexible, adaptable, ethical and reflective practitioners who can apply their journalism skills in a constantly changing, global media environment. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real?world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
2. Produce journalism content to media industry standards. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
3. Demonstrate production and presentation techniques in traditional broadcast, print, audio, video, online and social media environments to industry standard. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
4. Demonstrate an ability to apply the journalistic and communication theories which underpin journalism practice. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
5. An understanding of the theoretical principles of communication in society. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
6. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and apply them to journalistic practice. UC graduates are professional:
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
7. Understand and apply media research methods. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
8. Understanding of the role of the media in society and the impact of journalism on public debate. In particular, understand the rapid changes occurring in media industries. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
9. Understand and apply the legal and ethical principles of contemporary journalism. UC graduates are professional:
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
10. Experience in a professional journalism or media environment through a compulsory internship. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
11. Develop generic communication and personal presentation skills to equip graduates for success in professional life. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
12. The course gives students an opportunity to attain interdisciplinary understanding of global issues. It helps them understand the connection between geography, history, politics and cultures of global communities. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
13. The course develops students' ability to understand and analyse current world events, by contextualising and communicating them in relation to relevant global developments and processes. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
14. The course introduces students to a range of academic fields and approaches its themes and topics from a variety of multi-disciplinary perspectives, and improves their ability to engage in critical analysis of knowledge and practices. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
15. Students will have the analytical skills required to understand and evaluate the global socio-economic impact on cultures and communities. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
16. The course equips students with skills needed for generation of creative ideas and problem solving. The course provides an internship unit and a minor in professional skills which aims to develop skills needed in workplaces. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

The Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) is open to UC students who have completed a degree in the Faculty of Arts and Design with at least a grade point average of 5.0 or better (equivalent to a credit average), or students from a three-year degree in a cognate discipline with a relevant major in which they received a grade point average of 5.0 or better.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The single degrees Bachelor of Journalism or Bachelor of Arts in International Studies may be taken out at the end of three years full-time study or equivalent part-time study, provided the student seeks course advice before the end of their first year of study in order to modify the study program for 3rd year.

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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