Credit points: 15
As workplaces become more interactive and interconnected, interviewing skills are becoming more important across a range of vocations. In this subject, students study the processes and skills required for interviewing, focussing on key case studies in literature, print journalism, cinema, broadcasting and online. A key component of the subject will be interviews undertaken by students in all or some of the key interview formats, including live discussion, email, pre-recorded audio and written profile pieces. Students undertaking this subject will gain a broader appreciation of the art of inquiry and personal interaction and develop greater confidence in everything from one on one communications to public speaking to critical analysis. Students will also gain a clear understanding of the use of quotation technique including quote punctuation, in written work and develop an appreciation of key editing issues, both practical and ethical.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Carson
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesExamples of interview practice demonstrated in lectures and tutorials and through the expertise of guest lectures from media and other fields. Assessment tasks will require students to identify and critique interviews and their role in the news process, democracy and other settings. Assessment tasks will require students to identify and critique interviews and their role in the news process, democracy and other settings.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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WBL addtional requirementsN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Carson
Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
One essay reflecting critically on aspects of interviewing (1000 words) must include reference list
|Other||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|
A portfolio of in-class activities (equivalent 1000 words) Includes attention to live interviewing preparation, promotion of interviews and reflection
|Portfolio||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|
A researched profile interview (in AV format) and a written profile (2000 words equivalent) Students are to write a profile piece based on an interview they have sourced and conducted with a view to being published in Upstart. The recorded interview is also submitted.
|Other||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO7|