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International Publishing Project (PUBL90016)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Off Campus

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePUBL90016
Availability(Quotas apply)
June - Off Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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.

Generic skills

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.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Please note - to enrol in this subject:

  • students must be admitted to the
    Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
    Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)
    Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing
    Master of Publishing and Communications
  • students must have completed
    Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
    PUBL90002 Editorial English
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    12.5

An application process applies and students will be selected based on their average WAM and the contents of their application. Preference will be given to applications from students who are in their final semester of study.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

This subject is taught in New York City, USA, during one week in the Winter Term (June-July). Further information: https://studyos.students.unimelb.edu.au/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10434

Assessment

Description

  • A 1,000-word project proposal (20%), due on the final say of the intensive.
  • A 4,000-word research paper (80%), due eight weeks after the end of the teaching period.
  • Hurdle: Students are required to attend a minimum of 100% of classes in order to pass this subject and regular class participation is expected.

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • June - Off Campus
    Principal coordinatorMark Davis
    Mode of deliveryOff Campus
    Contact hoursTotal 25 hours, comprising seminars, smaller group workshops, and excursions, delivered as an intensive over the period of one week (off campus).
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 June 2019 to 28 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date25 June 2019
    Census date 5 July 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail26 July 2019
    Assessment period ends 9 August 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

This subject is taught intensively on location in New York. Students who wish to apply to undertake this subject must consult the Faculty of Arts at arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au for further information, in the semester prior.

Please visit hhttps://studyos.students.unimelb.edu.au/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10434 for further information.

Quota

  • Enrolment is limited to 8 students. An application process applies and students will be selected based on their average WAM and the contents of their application. Preference will be given to applications from students who are in their final semester of study.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Off-campus study

    This subject has an overseas component

    This subject is taught intensively on location in New York. Students who wish to undertake this subject can visit http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/students/graduate-coursework/overseas-subjects for further information. Please consult the Faculty of Arts at arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au for further information, in the semester prior.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 7 August 2019