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UNE unit code: WRIT529

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Start
  • Not offered in 2021
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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Australian publishing practice is in a state of flux as digital modes of publishing proliferate and international markets shape the industry. This unit offers an overview of Australian publishing in print and online media, using historical and contemporary examples. It enables students to gain theoretical knowledge of publishing skills and practice. The unit examines different sectors of publishing and modes of production. It covers questions of online and self-publishing, and legal and ethical issues of professional practice. This theoretical knowledge is applied in industry profiles, reports and recommendations.
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There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
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ENCO329 or ENCO429 or ENCO529 or WRIT329

Notes

offered in even-numbered years

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Unit coordinator(s)

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Lili PaquetLecturer in Writing - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate in-depth knowledge of different publishing sectors and production modes in local and global contexts;
  2. independently select and use accepted publishing principles and techniques for print and online publication, applying the practices, forms, materials, technologies and techniques studied;
  3. demonstrate advanced knowledge of the relations between publishing professionals, writers and readers, and the ethical and legal dimensions of publishing;
  4. identify, assess and apply methods of research, writing and presentation to analyse and evaluate publishing practices, in changing technological and cultural contexts; and
  5. initiate, design and lead independent and collaborative processes to realise publishing projects.

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