June - Off Campus
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This subject involves travel to New York to undertake a five-day intensive to be taught at a New York based university. The program will involve instruction by senior figures in the US publishing industry, from established firms and the recent start-ups that are re-shaping the industry.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion;
- an understanding of international publishing practices;
- increased levels of cross-cultural awareness; and
- a broad understanding of issues of key concern to the publishing and communications industry.
Students who have successfully completed this subject should:
- acquire high-level written and oral communication skills through contribution to class discussions and the completion of assignments;
- have a capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions;
- develop cultural and ethical understanding through reflection and reading on the role of the publishing industry in a range of different national and cultural contexts;
- develop skills in research through the preparation of class papers and assignments, including the use of online as well as print-based materials;
- develop skills in time management and planning through managing workloads for recommended reading, tutorial presentations and assessment requirements; and
- acquire a capacity for critical thinking through the use of readings and discussion to develop a critique of received wisdom about the cultural, social and political significance of the publishing industry.
Last updated: 6 December 2019