UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
COM00481 - The Fourth Estate: News Journalism OR 60 credit points in any SCU writing units
Develops student skills in and understanding of publishing and editing, and knowledge of related historical, ethical and legal issues. Students will be introduced to print- and screen-based editing and publishing, and the communication, language, technical and project-management skills to edit and publish texts in context. Intended as a second/third-year unit. Extensive group work is required in this unit.
Topic 1. Introduction to publishing and Coastlines
Topic 2. Defining roles, skills and responsibilities in publishing
Topic 3. Structural editing
Topic 4. Copyediting
Topic 5. Interpersonal communication
Topic 6. Publishing project vision:Art and design
Topic 7. Marketing
Topic 8. Project management. Ethics and legal issues
Topic 9. Proofreading
Topic10. Changes in publishing
Topic 11. Publishing: Art or Business
Topic 12. Critical reflection in a profession.
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||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate knowledge of English language use to a very high standard|
|2||demonstrate the professional editorial skills of marketing/promotion, interpersonal communication, quoting, setting up/working to an editorial brief, project-management, and familiarity with technology|
|3||discuss design principles|
|4||discuss the publishing industry's processes and structures and its associated ethics and legalities|
|5||reflect on the history of publishing.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
demonstrate knowledge of English language use to a very high standard
demonstrate the professional editorial skills of marketing/promotion, interpersonal communication, quoting, setting up/working to an editorial brief, project-management, and familiarity with technology
discuss design principles
discuss the publishing industry's processes and structures and its associated ethics and legalities
reflect on the history of publishing.
- Davies, G & Balkwill, R, 2011, The professionals’ guide to publishing , Kogan Page, London.
- Flann, E & Hill, B , 2005, The Australian editing handbook, Common Ground, Alton, Victoria.