ATS3918 - International journalism professional project - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Dr Deb Anderson


Dr Deb Anderson

Unit guides



  • Summer semester A 2019 (Flexible)


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. As this is a third-year level unit, it is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two second-year level units in Journalism. Students must have attained a distinction average to be eligible to enrol.



This unit involves a program or project in collaboration with an international organisation, carried out in-country overseas. Students will apply to participate in an approved project and will require the approval of the unit coordinator to enrol. Students may be eligible for financial support for overseas study via Monash Abroad.


Students who successfully complete the unit should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Advanced professional experience in international journalistic collaboration through either an approved program of study or a project;
  2. Ability to analyse and reflect on international journalism professional practice;
  3. Ability to apply the principles and practice of journalism that they have learnt in their undergraduate studies in an international context;
  4. Skills in cross-cultural communication and collaboration;
  5. Evidence of a portfolio of experiences and publications gained during placement;
  6. Competence in meeting the demands of an international professional program or project and being able to reflect critically on those demands.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Additional requirements

Field trip to either India, Nepal or Cambodia

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