2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Journalism and Professional Writing Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

The Journalism and Professional Writing area of study equips its graduates with the core skills in a range of fields, including journalism, government and corporate communications.

The program recognises that writing and research are the skills that underpin modern communications, and that online delivery is central to the provision of information and cultural participation. With this in mind, students learn to source stories and write for a range of publications within the overall news ecology, including newspapers, magazines and websites.

In the professional writing subjects they learn how to produce a range of corporate documents, ranging from briefing papers and speeches to company reports and policy documents. All students learn how to publish their work.

Subjects Required for Major Study

A major in Journalism and Professional Writing consists of at least 54 credit points as outlined below. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
PHIL106Media, Art and Society6Spring
JRNL101Media Reporting and Storytelling 16Autumn
JRNL102Convergent Media Reporting and Production6Spring
JRNL201Media Reporting and Storytelling 26Autumn
JRNL202Media Editing and Production Practice6Spring
JRNL301Data Journalism Research and Investigation6Autumn
JRNL302Narrative Portfolio6Spring
Plus TWO from the following:
JRNL211Advocacy Journalism6Spring
JRNL212Magazine and Lifestyle Journalism6Spring
JRNL250Professional Writing 16Autumn
JRNL311Narrative Non-Fiction6Autumn
JRNL315Journalism Project6Spring
JRNL350Professional Writing 26Autumn
JRNL360Convergent Newsroom Practice6Spring

Minor Study

 A 24 credit point minor in Journalism and Professional Writing is available. 

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:

UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 16 November, 2016