Intended Learning Outcomes

a. Knowledge and understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

1.    selected concepts and methods involved in the academic discipline of journalism and new media  as a comprehensive discipline that deals with journalism and new media practices, media ethics, news editing, media research, online journalism,  media and politics, media production, media management and media theory

2.    journalism and new media, which we explore using general theories and on which we reflect both normatively and positively

3.    the workings of media institutions and actors, media production process and media governance and regulatory structures

4.    different media systems operating at the national and international level

5.    media convergence multimedia use and the interaction between traditional and new media

6.    media analysis audience and market analysis, media criticism from national and international perspectives

7.    the nature and significance of off & online media  as a human activity.

Teaching, learning and assessment strategies to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated

Modules are typically delivered using a combination of lectures and tutorials. Assessment is via a combination of written examinations, as well as coursework and continuous assessment. Coursework forms a particularly important form of assessment that can be used to: (i) strongly motivate independent learning (ii) improve student planning and time management (iii) develop the comprehension and usage of English as the language of instruction, self-expression and writing within a non-native English speaking environment. 

Skills and other attributes

b. Subject-specific cognitive skills

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

8.    use multiple sources and critically evaluate research strategies and methods, the range employed varying according to purpose

9.    apply concepts, principles and theories used in the study of journalism and new media to understand, analyse, produce and disseminate media content

10.compare, contrast, and evaluate different approaches of media issues, media production, media consumption in a logical, systematic manner

11.identify, investigate, analyse, and formulate role of journalism and new   media in the contemporary society

Teaching, learning and assessment strategies to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated

Cognitive skills are promoted by lectures, small group work, class discussions, and independent study consisting of reaction papers and research essays.

Cognitive skills are assessed by coursework and examinations. Examinations show how well the student can demonstrate their mastery of an area of scholarly knowledge by being asked to respond from memory to a series of unseen questions within a limited time period. Coursework allows students to demonstrate wider academic skill focused on the wider, personally motivated skill of scholarly research, systematic analysis, and organized, polished writing.

 

c. Key/transferable skills

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

12.gather, organise and deploy evidence data and information from a variety of secondary and some primary sources

13.   think critically and analytically about the subject matter

14.   construct reasoned arguments based upon theoretical and empirical foundations

15.   reflect on their own learning and make use of constructive feedback

16.   manage their own learning self-critically

17.   recognise the importance of explicit referencing and the ethical requirements of study which requires critical and reflective use of information and communications technology in the learning process

18.   communicate effectively and fluently in speech and writing

19.   use communication and information technology, including audio-visual technology, for the retrieval and presentation of information, including, where appropriate, statistical or numerical information

20.   work independently, demonstrating initiative, self organization and time management, progressing through the degree program to become a mature, independent learner

21.   collaborate with others to achieve common goals through, for example, group work, group projects, group presentations, etc.

Teaching, learning and assessment strategies to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated

All Journalism and New Media modules have tutorials and/or dedicated office hours. Tutorials provide for both individual participation and group work. Students are given guidance on using library facilities, studios, news rooms and using ICT, and on-going advice and help is available. All modules make use of ICT facilities. Students are advised on the skills associated with effective time-management, and required to meet deadlines on a regular basis.