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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Commerce | 2020
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Commerce
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751661
By combining a Bachelor of Journalism with a Bachelor of Commerce, you will be able to present information and develop compelling, business-based news stories to a range of different audiences. You will be able to analyse and interpret economic theories and critical commercial information, and engaging your audience with well-crafted stories. Through practice-based subjects and your own research you will also attain a broader understanding of the world through a commercial lens. Graduates can work within large or small corporate organisations, for a specialist publication or a generalist media organisation.
The Bachelor of Journalism provides in-depth hands-on training in journalism, converging media (radio, TV, web, phone, tablet), digital communication and multimedia storytelling. It has a strong professional focus, with an emphasis on practical learning with studio-based studies in multimedia content production. You will learn to research, produce and present entertaining and timely stories through video, audio, print and digital technologies including podcasting and webcasting, working both independently and collaboratively.
Today’s business environment is dynamic and complex. The Bachelor of Commerce degree provides core skills in many business functions as well as specialist knowledge in a chosen field. Throughout this degree you will have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and make professional connections, including the opportunity to participate in the Business Internship program.
Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.
The outcomes which are common and consolidated in this joint degree ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:
|1||Demonstrate the ability to apply professional practices through collaborative work;|
|2||Demonstrate the ability to apply professional practices independently;|
|3||Communicate effectively orally and in writing;|
|4||Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts.|
Please refer to the Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.
To qualify for the award of this degree, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:
- 84 credit points of core subjects for the Bachelor of Journalism;
- 102 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce comprising core subjects (including the capstone subject), plus at least one major;
- Electives to bring the total credit points to 216;
- No more than 90 credit points at 100 level
Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Commerce.
Students may consult academic advisors in the relevant faculties concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.
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Students completing this degree will complete a major chosen from the Bachelor of Commerce.
Students can also take a minor study as part of their degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points, of which at least 12 credit points are completed at 200 level or higher.
Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2020 General Schedule of Minors page.
Minors appear on the transcript (academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must submit an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.
Students studying in this degree cannot complete a minor in Journalism.
Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component
This course contains a minimum of 70 hours of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.
Students in the Bachelor of Journalism will complete this placement in the Journalism Internship subject, JRNL304, in their final year. This subject provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills acquired during their university subjects as an internship with a professional media organisation. Students will be required to work in the newsroom (or other suitable work environment). Students who obtain a position in a newsroom will be required to work under the direction of a chief of staff, news director or other nominated person. They will be expected to research, write and, where necessary, produce audio and video stories to deadline. This may be daily, weekly or monthly, depending on the publication/broadcast deadlines of the publication/program they are working for. Students who obtain work experience in a cognate field will be required to produce content (speeches, information packs, media releases, or other documents). Again, they will work under the direction of a nominated employee.
Honours is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard are encouraged to proceed to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). Please refer to the handbook page for further information about this degree and entry requirements.
INDS208 Working with Indigenous Communities is an elective subject available to all students. INDS208 fosters work skills, cultural competency and develops student awareness of Indigenous knowledges and community practices.
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