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JOUR12040 Narrative Journalism
Narrative Journalism
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General Information

Overview

Narrative Journalism is designed to further develop the knowledge and writing skills gained in prerequisite journalism units, with dedicated focus on narrative and long-form journalism ranging from true crime, biographies, nature and travel writing. In this unit, you will critically analyse selected pieces of long-form narrative journalism including the identification of suitable topics, selection of talent, use of prose and techniques for extending the story. You will learn how extensive research can allow narrative journalists to form deep personal connections with their subject matter, inherently becoming part of the narrative. You will then apply these techniques to your own assessment projects as you pitch, plan and develop your own professional works of long-form narrative journalism over the course of the term, with a view to getting your work to a publishable standard.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites - 36 Credit Points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023

Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 35%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Head of Course review

Feedback

The structure and navigability of the Moodle site is excellent.

Recommendation

Maintain structure and navigability of the Moodle site.

Feedback from Head of Course review

Feedback

The unit has now been undertaken for the first time.

Recommendation

Review assessment items for relevance, authenticity and difficulty.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Pitch and justify a proposal for a narrative journalism project
  2. Identify and distinguish between traditional and long-form narrative journalism
  3. Analyse notable works of narrative journalism including the identification of suitable topics, talent, use of prose and joining the narrative
  4. Develop a publishable work of long-form narrative journalism with a view to getting published
  5. Reflect on critical differences between traditional journalistic writing and narrative journalism.

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 15%
2 - Written Assessment - 35%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 15%
2 - Written Assessment - 35%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

N/A

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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