Unit descriptions I - M

JCTC6100 Sites of Trauma, Landscapes of Genocide

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Avril Alba Session: Semester 2a Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x3-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1xcritical assessment (1500wds) (20%), 1x1000wd learning journal (20%), 1x3500wd essay (50%), seminar participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Holocaust and genocide museums and memorials continue to grow in number and appeal. This unit tracks their evolution as a 'genre', the theoretical and political debates that have accompanied their development and their increasingly influential public and political roles. We examine both purpose-built institutions and those developed at former sites of mass murder, reflecting on how these 'sites of trauma' both shape our understanding of past events and contribute to contemporary debates concerned with genocide prevention and other related issues.
JCTC6908 The Australian Jewish Experience

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Suzanne Rutland Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Assessment: 1x500wd essay abstract (10%), 1xoral presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (10%), 1x5000wd essay (80%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will focus on the evolution of Australian Jewry with particular emphasis on the watershed period before and after the Holocaust. It will analyse government policies toward Jewish refugees in the 1930s and toward Jewish survivors after 1945. It will also look at the contribution of the newcomers and the more recent issues of Nazi war criminals in Australia and Holocaust memorialization.
JCTC6914 Supervised Reading: Hebrew/Judaic Stud 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: 1x4000-5000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students complete a program of supervised, specialised reading in the subject area. Permission required from the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment.
JCTC6915 Contemporary Response to the Holocaust

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Konrad Kwiet Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Assessment: 1x5000-6000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Holocaust, unprecedented in history, has proved to be an ongoing story, and not one that ended in 1945. The magnitude of events during the Holocaust has created enormous debate but despite this it still eludes full comprehension. Issues such as the failure to deal with Nazi war criminals, Holocaust denial, and the question of how to effectively memorialize the Holocaust continue to challenge people today. This unit seeks to analyse a wide range of contemporary responses to the Holocaust.
JCTC6916 The Holocaust: A Context of Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Konrad Kwiet Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Assessment: 1x5000-6000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
'Health' is interpreted in this unit in broad terms using the World Health Organisation's definition, recognising the physical, mental and social well being of the individual, as well as a society in the context of health and health care. As such, topics such as human development and sexuality, as well as theories of racial hygiene utilised by the Nazis will be explored.
JCTC6918 Dissertation - Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Suzanne Rutland Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1 day induction week 2 of semester or 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Assessment: Research and writing towards a dissertation of 12000 words in length Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing towards a dissertation of 12000 words on an approved topic, under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Candidates should consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment in order to formulate a topic.
JCTC6919 Dissertation - Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Suzanne Rutland Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1 day induction week 2 of semester or 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Prerequisites: JCTC6918 Assessment: completion and submission of a dissertation of 12000 words in length Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion and submission of a dissertation of 12000 words
JCTC6920 Treatise Part 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Suzanne Rutland Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: Research and writing toward a treatise of 20-25000 words (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Candidates undertake a treatise on an approved topic in the field under the supervision of an academic member of staff. The treatise is normally 20-25000 words in length and is completed over two semesters. Treatise to be completed in JCTC6921.
JCTC6921 Treatise Part 2

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Suzanne Rutland Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: JCTC6920 Assessment: completion of a treatise of 20-25000 words (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Candidates undertake a treatise on an approved topic in the field under the supervision of an academic member of staff. The treatise is normally 20-25000 words in length and is completed over two semesters.
LATN7011 Latin Reading 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Welch Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hrs/week equivalent (online) Assessment: 1x2hr examination Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: On-line Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Independent study and class discussion. This unit aims to broaden students' experience in Roman literature, history and society.
LATN7012 Latin Reading 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Welch Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hrs/week equivalent Assessment: 1x2hr exam Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Independent study and class discussion. This unit aims to broaden students' experience in Roman literature, history and society.
LATN7201 Latin for Postgraduates I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Rogerson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: LATN1600, LATN2620 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides the essential linguistic foundation to the study of the literature, culture, history and long legacy of the Latin-speaking world ruled by Rome. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Latin through the study of grammar and, using a wide variety of short and longer readings from a range of Roman authors, provides an introduction to Latin literature.
LATN7202 Latin for Postgraduates II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Rogerson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: LATN7201 Prohibitions: LATN1601, LATN2621 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in LATN7201, enabling students to read more complex Latin texts. It concentrates particularly on reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Latin, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of a wide variety of longer extracts from Latin prose and verse texts.
LNGS6558 Treatise Part 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ahmar Mahboob Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Assessment: research and writing toward a treatise of 25000 words (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing toward a treatise of 25000 words on an approved topic, under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Prospective candidates should consult the unit of study coordinator prior to enrolment.
LNGS6559 Treatise Part 2

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ahmar Mahboob Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Prerequisites: LNGS6558 Assessment: completion and submission of a treatise of 25000 words, following satisfactory completion of LNGS6558 (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion and submission of a treatise of 25000 words on an approved topic, written under the supervision of an academic member of staff.
LNGS7001 Structure of English

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Loy Lising Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd assignment (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Development of analytical skills in determining the phonology, morphology and syntax of languages. Different approaches to writing grammatical descriptions of languages, with a view to preparing useful grammars. Material mostly drawn from languages relevant to the students.
LNGS7002 Language, Society and Power

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ahmar Mahboob Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd assignment, including a group research project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Language is a symbolic currency: mastery of the standard language can buy institutional power, mastery of urban teenage slang can buy street cred. This course introduces students to key issues in sociolinguistics and language sociology such as the political economy of language, language variation and change, and critical discourse analysis. Members of the class will undertake empirical research.
LNGS7004 Register and Genre in English

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof James Martin Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd assignment (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces students to current research in the theory of genre and register with a focus on English. It will explore how choices in grammar and discourse (e.g. speech function, conjunction, cohesive devices, methods of development and argumentation, schematic structure) impact on the ways in which people engage with different types (genres, registers) of texts. The framework for the unit derives from a variety of linguistic approaches, including corpus linguistics and functional linguistics.
LNGS7006 Cross-Cultural Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Loy Lising Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd presentation (25%), 1x1500wd problem set (25%), 1x3000wd essay (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In today's globalised and multicultural societies, cross-cultural communication is common enough. Even so, it continues to be a challenge, both for people who engage in cross-cultural communication on a daily basis, and for researchers trying to describe and understand it. In this unit of study we will consider a variety of discourse-analytic approaches to studying cross-cultural communication, including conversation analysis, speech act theory, interactional sociolinguistics, the ethnography of communication, and critical discourse analysis. In our analyses of actual samples of cross-cultural communication we will pay particular attention to the social positioning of participants in an interaction, and the ways how social relationships (particularly of power and intimacy) between participants are reflected in their linguistic practices. The unit will end with exploring applied perspectives, particularly on cross-cultural communication in educational, courtroom and workplace interactions.
LNGS7101 Bilingualism

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Loy Lising Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd assignments, including a group research project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The role of institutions, social contact and language attitudes in language maintenance and shift. Bilingual and multilingual proficiency: deficit and assets, social, educational and psychological aspects. Bilingual/multilingualism programs and the bilingual/multilingual classroom.
LNGS7102 Educational Linguistics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminars/week Assessment: 1x5000wd of assessment tasks (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The relation of linguistics to education. Language teaching. Language and educational disadvantage. Language across the curriculum. The development of oral and written skills. Sociolinguistic factors.
LNGS7109 Language and Identity

This unit of study is not available in 2014

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof William Foley Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd assignment (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the expression of social identities and relationships through language, including the connections between social group style-shifting and registers.
LNGS7272 Additional Lang Learning:TESOL/SLT/LOTE

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminars/week Assessment: 1x5000wd assignment (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit will provide an overview of the various theories of Additional Language Learning or "Second Language Acquisition" as the field is more widely known. Although traditionally psycholinguistic theories have been most influential in the study of additional language learning, this unit will place a stronger emphasis on more recent sociocultural perspectives on additional language learning, which have mainly emerged from the study of English as a second language. We will discuss examples of language learning processes, products and outcomes in a variety of contexts from around the world. The unit also has a practical component in which applications of the research findings in L2 teachings will be explored. An additional or second language (L2) is any language the learning of which takes place somewhat later than the acquisition of the first language. This means that this class will not deal with infant bilingualism and it also means that an L2 may in fact be the third, fourth or fifth language a person is working with.
LNGS7272 Additional Lang Learning:TESOL/SLT/LOTE

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminars/week Assessment: 1x5000wd assignment (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit will provide an overview of the various theories of Additional Language Learning or "Second Language Acquisition" as the field is more widely known. Although traditionally psycholinguistic theories have been most influential in the study of additional language learning, this unit will place a stronger emphasis on more recent sociocultural perspectives on additional language learning, which have mainly emerged from the study of English as a second language. We will discuss examples of language learning processes, products and outcomes in a variety of contexts from around the world. The unit also has a practical component in which applications of the research findings in L2 teachings will be explored. An additional or second language (L2) is any language the learning of which takes place somewhat later than the acquisition of the first language. This means that this class will not deal with infant bilingualism and it also means that an L2 may in fact be the third, fourth or fifth language a person is working with.
LNGS7274 Media Discourse

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Monika Bednarek Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x500wd summary (5%), 1x1500wd image analysis (35%), 1x3000wd text analysis (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
"Sexy, healthy and 100% Australian-owned!" This unit examines linguistic approaches to media discourse. The language of news texts and television series will form a special focus of the unit, along with how images are used to construe meaning. We will explore general aspects of media institutions (news and television), the ways in which social identities are constructed in the media, differences between the language of various types of media texts, the rhetoric of persuasion and the discourses of popular culture.
LNGS7275 World Englishes

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ahmar Mahboob Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x3000wd research report consisting of 7 stages (80%), class and online participation (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
If you are interested in issues of globalization and language and/or the role of English in today's world, then this unit is for you. We know that English is now the global language of politics, trade, commerce, media, research, and higher education. In this unit, we examine how these processes impact the English language, how people around the world relate to and adapt the language, and how this impacts the linguistic, pedagogical, and political landscapes.
LNGS7276 Discourses of Globalisation

This unit of study is not available in 2014

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ahmar Mahboob Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x3000wd research paper with a focus on close discourse analysis of an online text, 1x2000wd ongoing assignments Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit considers the discourse of globalisation from the perspective of critical discourse analysis (CDA) as informed by functional linguistics and multimodal discourse analysis. Both discourses about globalisation and discourses enacting globalisation will be considered in relation to power and ideology, including case studies of virtual communities, language policy, discourses of war and terrorism, globalisation and the media, climate change, popular music, diplomacy, tourism and international business communication. Resistant discourse strategies promoting local identity will also be reviewed.
Textbooks
Fairclough, N., 'Language and Globalisation' (Routledge 2006); Fairclough N. et.al. (eds), 'Discourse in Contemporary Social Change' (Peter Lang 2007); Pennycook, A., 'Critical Applied Linguistics' (Erlbaum 2001); Pennycook, A., 'Global Englishes and Transnational Flows' (Routledge 2007)
LNGS7301 Functional Grammar

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof James Martin Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Assessment: 1x4000-5000wd assignment on grammar analysis and its application to texts (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will focus on Halliday's functional grammar, including coverage of transitivity, mood, theme, clause-complexing and nominal group and verbal group structure (including functional structures and introductory accounts of the systems from which they derive). The unit will focus on English but include exemplification from other languages where appropriate. In addition the place of grammar in functional models of language will be considered, and critical aspects of system/structure theory introduced.
LNGS7521 Essay 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ahmar Mahboob, Dr Loy Lising Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4-5x1-2hr supervisor meetings/semester Assessment: 1x5000wd research essay on an approved topic (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Candidates research and write an essay on an approved topic under the supervision of an academic member of staff.
LNGS7529 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ahmar Mahboob, Dr Loy Lising Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5-6x1-hr consultations/semester Prerequisites: LNGS7528 Assessment: completion and submission of a dissertation of 12000 words (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion and submission of a dissertation of 12000 words on an approved topic, written under the supervision of an academic member of staff.
MECO6900 News Writing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: MECO4101 Assessment: 1x1900wd news story reporting package (40%), 1x2500wd news feature story reporting package (50%), participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This core unit introduces students to news writing skills required by print media, including the elements of journalistic style, the structure of news and feature articles, interviewing, researching, news gathering and editing skills. The unit of study focuses on journalistic news writing but will also be useful to anyone seeking to work in fields that require professional communication skills, such as public relations and communication management, or corporate roles that require strong writing ability.
MECO6901 Dealing with the Media

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Olaf Werder Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2500wd campaign proposal (35%), 1x300wd media release (20%), 1x200wd oral campaign presentation (15%), 1x2000wd campaign evaluation (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Dealing with the Media combines theoretical and practical perspectives on public communication campaigns. It offers students the opportunity to design, implement and evaluate a communication campaign of public interest and to pitch it to specific media. It examines the relationships that exist between all stakeholder groups in the public communication campaign process including client, public relations practitioner, journalist and citizen.
MECO6902 Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tim Dwyer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x1000wd online comment piece (30%), participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
MECO6902 will introduce students to key legal and ethical issues relevant to journalism and the professional fields of public communication. Students will be given an introductory survey of the main ethical theories in Western thought to establish a framework within which to examine specific ethical issues that relate to media systems. They will also be introduced to the structure of Australia's legal system in comparison with other legal systems, and explore selected law, regulation and policy issues.
MECO6904 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6x0.5-hr supervisor consultations/semester Assessment: A completed research proposal and, where necessary, an ethics application, together with research and writing contributing to a dissertation of 12000 words, for completion in MECO6905. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit requires students to commence the conduct of their own research projects under the supervision of a member of staff and write a dissertation of 12000 words (completed in the second semester of enrolment in MECO6905). In some cases these projects will give students the opportunity to extend lines of enquiry suggested by units of study already completed for the degree. In other cases, students may have an interest in an area not covered by the coursework programs offered during their candidature that can be developed as a supervised project.
MECO6905 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6x0.5-hr supervisor consultations/semester Prerequisites: MECO6904 Assessment: completion of writing for a dissertation of 12000 words Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit requires completion of a dissertation of 12000 words, begun in the previous semester. Together with MECO6904, the unit allows students to conduct their own research projects under the supervision of a member of staff.
MECO6906 Literary Journalism: History and Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd seminar paper (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd journal/clippings file (20%), seminar participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit gives students an overview of the history and theory of literary journalism, as well as a critical understanding of key writers and genres. Topics studied include early journalisms, the essay form, memoir, New Journalism, travel writing, blogging and the profile.
MECO6908 Strategy Selection in Corporate PR

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Richard Stanton Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x900wd analysis and report of company data (20%), 1x1800wd survey design and construction, evaluation and presentation (40%), 1x1800wd report and recommendations (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This core unit of study analyses and evaluates corporate strategy selection in organisations to determine effectiveness. Students examine the strategic intent of a national or international corporation by studying its corporate communications, specifically its annual reports and other marketing collateral. The unit will attempt to determine the effectiveness of the
organisation's communication with specific reference to stakeholders such as customers, employees, environmental groups, governments and shareholders.
MECO6909 PR Management and Conflict Resolution

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Olaf Werder Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x750wd quizzes (30%), 1x3000wd content analysis project (50%), 1x500wd group project presentation (10%), participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit will examine how PR programs are managed from their inception through research and development to implementation. A variety of programs will be analysed including those within corporations, NGOs and governments. It will examine various models of communication management and use case studies to measure their effectiveness. It will also examine the management of crisis communication planning in corporations and other organisations.
MECO6911 Financial and Investor Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Richard Stanton Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd corporate story paper (20%), 1x1500wd reception of corporate story (30%), 1x2000wd final essay on corporate story (40%), participation and presentation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Effective communication of financial and business information stems from an understanding of how corporations should communicate and the environment in which they operate. This course links public relations theory with the practice areas of financial communication and investor relations. It combines an understanding of how investment markets work from a communications perspective with how to communicate with key stakeholders such as the media, investment community, shareholders and consumers of financial products.
MECO6912 Political Public Relations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Richard Stanton Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd campaign proposal (30%), 1x2000wd campaign presentation (30%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study analyses and examines the convergence of public relations, advertising and political consulting in the history of political campaigning. The unit's objectives are to demonstrate an understanding of the relationships that exist in the political process between politicians, the media and public relations. It develops student skills specific to the delivery of political public relations and political campaigns. Its focus is the process of professionalisation and internationalisation of electioneering and campaign practices in media-centred democracies.
MECO6913 Public Opinion, Policy and Public Sphere

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alana Mann Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd report (20%), 1x1000wd stakeholder position paper (20%), 1x500wd position paper presentation (10%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), participation (10%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit analyses the relationship between professional communication and public opinion. It focuses on theories of influence and persuasion in the context of the development of policy, and how these are reflected in the public sphere. It develops the notion of the public sphere as represented by Habermas, Fraser, Schudson and others, focusing in particular on the transformation of the public sphere in terms of postmodern public relations.
MECO6914 Making Magazines

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Megan Le Masurier Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x250wd feature pitch (5%), 1x1200wd feature (25%), 1x750wd equivalent feature/layout (15%), 1x250wd equivalent group magazine presentation (5%), 1x2250wd equivalent group magazine (45%), 1x250wd equivalent peer assessment (5%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Making Magazines explores practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary magazine culture. Students work in small groups to conceive, plan, write and design a small 'dummy' (prototype) magazine. The unit emphasises editing and design rather than marketing, although students will learn the importance of the commercial media landscape. The unit also encompasses concepts such as genre, gender, class, taste, celebrity and lifestyle as they relate to current magazine practice. Students will be introduced to the publishing software InDesign in computer labs.
MECO6915 Writing Features: Narrative Journalism

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x700wd pitching assignment (15%), 1x1500wd draft first feature (20%), 1x1500wd final first feature (20%), 1x2000wd second feature (40%), 1x300wd market report (5%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit teaches students the basic principles of short-form narrative journalism or feature writing suitable for publication in magazines, websites and newspapers. Genres covered include the profile, the essay, travel, memoir, investigative journalism, cultural commentary and behind-the-news stories. Skills in pitching story ideas, interviewing, research, structure and style will be covered in workshop-based classes, providing opportunities to critique work and become familiar with editing processes prior to submission of assignments.
MECO6916 Editing and Manuscript Preparation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd reader's report (15%), 1x500wd fiction copy editing exercise (25%), 1x500wd non-fiction copy editing exercise (25%), 1x2000wd structural report (25%), participation and attendance (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit of study offers core skills of copy and structural editing for trade, academic, scholarly and cross-over markets. It also analyses the editor's role in different compositional practices, the process of manuscript evaluation, development and preparation, and the relationship with the author and publisher. Students will have the option of working in an editing team that will select, shape and prepare an anthology of writing, published on completion of MECO6917 at the end of the following Semester.
MECO6917 Book Production and Publishing Business

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x3000wd class presentation and submission of reprint project (production schedule, budget including justification, sales and marketing campaign outline, and dummy copy of a reprint title done in groups of 5-7) (45%), 1x3000wd essay on a set topic, or on a topic of the student's own choice (to be approved by lecturer) (45%), attendance and participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit offers core skills in the book production process, including costings, contracts, printing, distribution, digital archiving, repurposing and marketing. Additionally, it offers a socio-historical analysis of the role of publishing in cultural formation. Students enrolled in this unit will inherit the page proofs from MECO6916 for production into book form. The book will be published by Sydney University Press in a small print run in traditional format with further copies available via print-on-demand.
MECO6919 Health Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Olaf Werder Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd commentary and critique (20%), 1x500wd discussion leadership (20%), 1x1000wd research project on health issue (20%), 1x2500wd research paper (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces key concepts in health communication. Students will explore micro- and macro-level theories of health (behaviour) communication that inform the design and implementation of health communication campaigns, planned and unplanned effects of communication campaigns, and the evaluation of such campaigns. It aims to give students a critical and practical understanding of theory and research concerning the role of communication in health promotion efforts.
MECO6924 Broadcast Journalism

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr workshop/week Corequisites: MECO6900 Assessment: 1x500wd Vox Pop (10%), 1x500wd reader voiceover (10%), 1x1750wd audio news package (40%) 1x1750wd video news package (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to the practical skills of broadcast journalism from idea to final story. It uses a contemporary approach to journalistic practice in examining cross media production. The unit will be a valuable introduction for students planning to work in broadcast media in news, PR, or factual entertainment. It includes the study of issues around broadcast journalism in today's multimedia, convergent working environment.
MECO6925 Online Journalism

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Assumed knowledge: Familiarity with computers. Basic journalism studies knowledge or co-enrolment in MECO6900 News Writing preferred. Assessment: 1x1700wd comparative journalism analysis (30%), 1x600wd research blog posting (25%), 1x2200wd equivalent feature story production package (45%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to reporting for online news and information services, with a focus on web and mobile delivery. It is a practical unit involving writing exercises in different genres, including news, feature and opinion pieces. Students will also examine theoretical issues in convergent media publishing and be encouraged to develop basic skills in text, image and audio-visual production for the web. They will be encouraged to publish to a range of participatory journalism publications.
MECO6925 Online Journalism

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Assumed knowledge: Familiarity with computers. Basic journalism studies knowledge or co-enrolment in MECO6900 News Writing preferred. Assessment: 1x1700wd comparative journalism analysis (30%), 1x600wd research blog posting (25%), 1x2200wd equivalent feature story production package (45%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to reporting for online news and information services, with a focus on web and mobile delivery. It is a practical unit involving writing exercises in different genres, including news, feature and opinion pieces. Students will also examine theoretical issues in convergent media publishing and be encouraged to develop basic skills in text, image and audio-visual production for the web. They will be encouraged to publish to a range of participatory journalism publications.
MECO6926 International Media Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Penny O'Donnell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd critical review (25%), 1x1500wd media commentary (25%), 1x2000wd essay (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces students to the theory and practice of international media. It considers variation among international media practice by studying media institutions, occupations, contents and audiences across the world, including China, India, USA, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Middle-East. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of international media practice and to develop knowledge and skills that will assist them in facing the challenges of the global media work environment.
MECO6927 Organisational Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Olaf Werder Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x1000wd class tests (40%), 1x3000wd communication case study research project (50%), participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces key concepts in organisational communication. Students will explore various structures of organisations and how those structures affect the flow of communication within workplaces. Upon the completion of the unit, students will develop their understanding of key concepts in organisational communication and apply them to analyse communication problems in organisations. Students will also be able to offer well-grounded criticism on selected organisational issues.
MECO6928 Media and Communication Internship

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Early,Summer Late,Summer Main,Winter Main Prerequisites: 12 credit points from core units of study in Master of Publishing, Master of Media Practice or Master of Health Communication. Assessment: 20day internship (pass/fail), 1x1500wd reflective journal (30%), 1x2500wd research essay (70%) Practical field work: 20 day (140 hours) full-time internship in an approved organisation Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Professional Practice Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This elective offers Masters of Publishing, Health Communication and Media Practice students 20 days work experience in media, publishing and communication roles relating to their degree. Internships require critical reflection on professional practice and foster skills, knowledge and experience that enhance employment prospects. Placements may include reporting, editing, producing, designing, researching, publishing, public and media relations, campaigns, and other tasks. Available to Media and Communications Master students only, following the completion of at least 2 core units of study and subject to Department permission.
MECO6929 Chinese Media Studies in Global Contexts

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Joyce Nip Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x3500wd essay (55%), 1x1000wd reading presentation (20%), 1x1500wd presentation of study (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to the systems, regulation and uses of Chinese media. Designed for all students, with or without knowledge of the Chinese language, it draws on theories and concepts of global media studies for understanding situations in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Chinese communities in other countries. Implications of media uses by the Chinese authorities, professionals, and ordinary citizens, in the context of globalized communication, are discussed with regard to a range of media, including the Internet.
MECO6930 Publication Design

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Megan Le Masurier Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x500wd digital booklet (15%), 1x500wd text title design (15%), 1x1000wd production and print draft layout (20%), 1x3000wd digital magazine (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: This unit is co-taught between the Department of Media and Communications and the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).
Publication design focuses on the design and production of magazines and other small-scale publications in print and online form. The unit of study explores the visual language of contemporary magazines and introduces students to basic design principles. Students learn about the complex interplay of text, image and sequence occurring in magazine design through the practical experience of creating their own publication using Adobe InDesign software. The unit links creative design processes to current digital and print practice.
MECO6934 Social Marketing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Giles Session: Semester 2b Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd introspective essay (25%), 1x2500wd social marketing project (45%), 1x1500wd campaign critique (20%), 1x500wd project presentation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the nature of social marketing, and how marketing communication concepts, frameworks and techniques developed for commercial marketers can address social issues based on an understanding of what moves and motivates people. This unit provides students with a deeper understanding of how marketing management is used to improve societal outcomes. It will be of particular interest to those who want to gain practical insight into how to manage and evaluate the special communication needs of the non-commercial sector.
MHST6901 Museum and Heritage:History and Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: MUSM7033 Assessment: 1x1500wd essay (35%), 1x2500wd essay (45%), 1x500wd seminar presentation (10%) and participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The historical, cultural and social roles of museums, heritage places and collections are the focus of contemporary debate. This unit examines the relationships between the production of cultural material, its management and display, and audience to understand museum and heritage sites as places of knowledge, politics and power. Current critical and theoretical perspectives incorporate ideas about the production, consumption, contestation and conservation of intangible values, identities, memories, cultural practices and different knowledge systems.
MHST6902 Museums and Heritage:Engaging audiences

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: MUSM7029 Assessment: 1x1500wd essay (35%), 1x2500wd project proposal (45%), 1x500wd seminar presentation (10%), seminar participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Presenting collections, objects and places to the public is a major focus for museums, galleries and heritage organisations. The development of interpretation strategies and public programs to engage, educate and entertain audiences are regarded as key to the long-term viability of cultural institutions. This unit examines the theories and practices of museum education, heritage interpretation, audience research, communication and learning. The development and delivery of education, interpretation and visitor programs are examined in case studies and through practical work.
MHST6903 Managing Collections and Heritage Sites

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: MUSM7031 Assessment: 1x1500wd research project (35%), 1x2500wd essay (45%), 1x500wd seminar presentation (10%) and participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
How museum collections and heritage places are managed and listed is a core function of cultural institutions. From global contexts, such as World Heritage, to national, regional and local museum collections and heritage lists, understanding how objects and places are documented, assessed, and registered is important for both museum and heritage practice. This unit introduces students to the theories and practices of collection and heritage management through current issues in the development, policy and maintenance of cultural collections and places.
MHST6905 Internship Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students undertake a supervised project in consultation with the needs of the workplace and the student's desired experience. Assessment: 1x1000wd research proposal (15%), 1x500wd photographic essay (10%), 1x4500wd research essay (45%) and workplace supervisor report (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Professional Practice Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The internship unit allows students to gain hands on experience by undertaking a supervised project based in a recognised, gallery, museum or heritage or arts organisation. Projects are developed in close consultation with the institutions needs and the student's desired experience. The internship unit offers hands on experience of museums, heritage or cultural organisations and allows for a broadening of skills and expertise as well as an opportunity to gain an understanding of the relationship between theory and institutional practice. The capstone internship unit is designed to offer an experience that encourages students to synthesize their experience of theory and practice and includes a major essay allowing you to consider a specific topic of your choice.
MHST6906 Internship Professional Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students undertake a supervised project in consultation with the needs of the workplace and the student's desired experience. Prohibitions: MUSM7004 Assessment: 1x1500wd project journal (15%), 1x500wd presentation (10%), 1x3500wd major report (35%), 1x500wd photographic essay (10%), supervisor's report (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Professional Practice Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The internship unit allows students to gain hands-on experience by undertaking a supervised project based in a recognised, gallery, museum or heritage or arts organisation. Projects are developed in close consultation with the institutions needs and the student's desired experience. The internship unit offers hands on experience of museums, heritage or cultural organisations and allows for a broadening of skills and expertise as well as an opportunity to gain an understanding of the relationship between theory and institutional practice.
MHST6907 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Annie Clarke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prohibitions: MUSM7007 Assessment: 12000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing towards a dissertation of 12000 words on an approved topic, under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Department permission required. Approval is subject to the availability of appropriate supervision and the department's discretion.
MHST6908 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Annie Clarke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MHST6907 Prohibitions: MUSM7008 Assessment: 12000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research, writing, completion and submission of a 12000 word dissertation on an approved topic, supervised by an academic member of staff. Department permission required. Approval is subject to the availability of appropriate supervision and the department's discretion
MHST6915 Heritage Studies and Communities

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x3000wd essay (45%), 1x2500wd photo essay (35%), 1x500wd seminar presentation (10%) and participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
How do different community groups create a sense of belonging and attachment to the historical and archaeological sites, memorials, protected areas, and landscapes they live in and around? How do communities create meaning and maintain identities through heritage places? What research methods and approaches are used in heritage studies to investigate these connections? In this unit of study students will be introduced to the research methods used to identify, document and assess social significance, intangible heritage, attachment and belonging.
MUSM7030 Exhibition Development

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chiara O'Reilly Session: Semester 1a Classes: Intensive mode in weeks 2-6 in Semester 1 Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent online discussions (15%), 1x2000wd exhibition proposal (35%), 1x3000wd essay (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Block Mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Understanding display practices in museums is central to the functions of these cultural institutions. This unit of study examines the way in which exhibitions may function by exploring current issues and debates associated with the practice of exhibiting. We will consider how different spaces inform the interpretation of the cultural material and information displayed. In particular, we will examine the issue of representation as it relates to the museum context. This unit of study will provide students with an overview of the intellectual discourses and practical knowledge used to analyse, conceptualise, propose and develop exhibitions.
MUSM7035 Ethics of Cultural Property

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chiara O'Reilly Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2500wd case study (35%), 1x3000wd essay (45%), 1x500wd seminar presentation (10%), participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit tracks the ethical and political disputes surrounding the ownership, control and care of cultural property. While giving historical background on religious iconoclasm, the focus will be on notable modern cases, from the Elgin Marbles or the Benin Bronzes in the colonial era to recent acts like the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas or the ransack of the Iraq Museum. Australian museum practice in relation to Indigenous cultural property and issues of repatriation will be considered, as will the art market, in both legal and philosophical dimensions.
MUSM7036 Museums and the Digital

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chiara O'Reilly Session: Semester 2b Classes: Intensive mode in weeks 8-12 in Semester 2 Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent online discussions (20%), 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x2000wd concept proposal (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Block Mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit investigates the current use and adoption of digital technologies and new media across the museum and gallery sectors internationally. It considers how museums use digital technologies and new media, its relationship to audiences through Web 2.0 and Museum3 environments, and the growing use of the web as an important tool for cultural institutions. This course is an opportunity to research and develop critical knowledge about the use of new media and its application in the museum.