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  • Objectives
    This course is run jointly with the Department of French. Journalism Studies is a career-focused course, which will give you the skills to work in print, broadcast and online journalism, as well as related media careers. You learn how to gather, organise, write and present information in various ways. You learn relevant law, political organisation, ethics and standards. You practise journalism, day by day, on the course and have the opportunity to do work experience. You will study the products of journalism, its history, ownership and organisation, and the application of media study to media products. This new dual degree combines applied journalism and modern languages, giving you knowledge and skills highly valued by employers. As a dual honours student reading French you will spend approximately five months at a specified university in France.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirementsGCE/VCE A Levels - BBB BTEC National Diploma - 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB+BB. If two GCE AS Levels are offered in Year 13, offer is BB+BB Scottish Highers - AABB (to include at least one Advanced Higher) Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB International Baccalaureate - 32 points Core Requirements - Grade B in French at GCE A Level
  • Academic Title
    BA Journalism and French
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.
    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.

    Typical First Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits

    Journalism Skills (Part One)  20
     
    Public Administration for Journalists  20
     
    Researching and Reporting  20
     
    Ethics and Journalism  10
     
    French Studies I  10
     
    French Studies II  10
     
    Language and Communication Skills I  10
     
    Language and Communication Skills II  10
     
    Understanding the Media  10
     
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits

    Journalism Skills (Part Two)  20
     
    Media Law  20
     
    Actualites Francaises I  10
     
    Actualites Francaises II  10
     
    Language and Communication Skills III  10
     
    Language and Communication Skills IV  10
     
    Alternative Media  20
     
    Language and Journalism  20
     
    Web Journalism  20
     
    Crime and Fiction in French: I  10
     
    Crime and Fiction in French: II  10
     
    Francophone Women Poets I  10
     
    Francophone Women Poets II  10
     
    History Of The Language I  10
     
    History Of The Language II  10
     
    Images of the Occupation I  10
     
    Images of the Occupation II  10
     
    L'Exclusion Sociale en France I  10
     
    L'Exclusion Sociale en France II  10
     
    La Bande Dessinee I  10
     
    La Bande Dessinee II  10
     
    La Francophonie: Langue, Colonie et Civilisation I  10
     
    La Francophonie: Langue, Colonie et Civilisation II  10
     
    Le Francais des Affaires I  10
     
    Le Francais des Affaires II  10
     
    Medieval Short Stories I  10
     
    Medieval Short Stories II  10
     
    Narratives of Confinement I  10
     
    Narratives of Confinement II  10
     
    New French Theatres 1950 - 1970 I  10
     
    New French Theatres 1950 - 1970 II  10
     
    Paris 1857-1897: Image and Text I  10
     
    Paris 1857-1897: Image and Text II  10
     
    Teaching Modern Languages I  10
     
    Teaching Modern Languages II  10
     
    Twentieth-Century Literature And Thought I  10
     
    Twentieth-Century Literature And Thought II  10
     
    Writing the Revolution I  10
     
    Writing the Revolution II  10
     
    Typical Third Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits

    French Year Abroad  40
     
    French Year Abroad  40
     
    French Year Abroad (Project)  20
     
    French Year Abroad (Project)  20
     
    Typical Fourth Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits

    Journalism Skills (Part Three)  20
     
    Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing  20
     
    Language and Communication Skills V  10
     
    Language and Communication Skills VI  10
     
    Dissertation in Journalism  20
     
    Free Speech and Censorship  20
     
    Introduction to Investigative Journalism  20
     
    Journalism and Political Communication  20
     
    Portfolio in Print Journalism  20
     
    Around Cubism: Text and Image I  10
     
    Around Cubism: Text and Image II  10
     
    Contemporary Theatres in France I  10
     
    Contemporary Theatres in France II  10
     
    Feminism in Contemporary French Culture and Thought I  10
     
    Feminism in Contemporary French Culture and Thought II  10
     
    France in the Fifties I  10
     
    France in the Fifties II  10
     
    Gender, Society and Economy in France I  10
     
    Gender, Society and Economy in France II  10
     
    La Politique et la Fiction II  10
     
    La Politique et la fiction I  10
     
    Le Rire Gaulois I  10
     
    Le Rire Gaulois II  10
     
    Le Siècle des Lumières I  10
     
    Le Siècle des Lumières II  10
     
    Literature and Politics of the 'Post(-)colonial' I  10
     
    Literature and Politics of the 'Post-Colonial' I  10
     
    Literature and Society of French Canada I  10
     
    Literature and Society of French Canada II  10
     
    Paris Post War I  10
     
    Paris Post-War II  10
     
    Perceptions of Women in Medieval and Renaissance France I  10
     
    Perceptions of Women in Medieval and Renaissance France II  10
     
    Réflexions sur la Société de Consommation: I  10
     
    Réflexions sur la Société de Consommation: II  10
     
    Surrealism I  10
     
    Surrealism II  10

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