LWS011 Journalism Law

The study of law is important for journalists as they are endowed with a public responsibility to engage in sound legal and ethical in practice. The public role journalists play in society means that there is a high level of scrutiny on their actions. Legal transgressions by journalists can prove costly and painful for journalists, their families, friends, colleagues and employers. Furthermore, journalists also need to have a good working understanding of the legal framework that applies to society in general, as the law will be relevant to a wide range of issues that will be reported by journalists in their professional practice. In addition, the unit seeks to foster an appreciation of the developing nature of the law through court decisions and its capacity to adapt to new circumstances, as well as providing you with the scope to appreciate the development of law through changes in policy through the intervention of parliaments.

Unit information

Unit code
LWS011
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School/Discipline
Law School
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2020 20 July 2020 - 13 November 2020 Kelvin Grove
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $835
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $3,360
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $3,924
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Anti-requisites
LWS008
Equivalents
KKB175, KKB275

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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