WRIT329 Publishing Practice

Updated: 12 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENCO329 or ENCO429 or ENCO529 or WRIT529

offered in even-numbered years

Combined Units WRIT529 - Publishing Practice
Coordinator(s) Lili Paquet (lpaquet@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) 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. select and use accepted publishing principles and techniques for print and online publication, applying the practices, forms, materials, technologies and techniques studied;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the relations between publishing professionals, writers and readers, and the ethical and legal dimensions of publishing; and
  4. identify and apply appropriate methods of research and writing to analyse and evaluate publishing practices, in changing technological and cultural contexts.