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Unit of Study COM00482 - Hot Topics: Feature Journalism (2019)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the characteristics of feature writing, including the role of argument, narrative, persuasion and description
2 apply skills in planning, researching and interviewing for feature-form journalism writing projects
3 access, critically evaluate and document information sources, including reports, databases and specialist publications
4 write a newspaper/magazine feature article
5 identify and discuss professional, legal and ethical issues in feature journalism practice.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the characteristics of feature writing, including the role of argument, narrative, persuasion and description
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. apply skills in planning, researching and interviewing for feature-form journalism writing projects
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. access, critically evaluate and document information sources, including reports, databases and specialist publications
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. write a newspaper/magazine feature article
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. identify and discuss professional, legal and ethical issues in feature journalism practice.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.