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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Intra
Module Code CM551
School School of Communications

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr John O'SullivanOffice NumberC176
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module provides relevant media experience to students to allow them to apply knowledge and skills learned in the programme, to introduce them to the journalism workplace and routines, and to allow them to build their portfolio. Placements are arranged via the University's Intra Office.

Learning Outcomes

1. Relate programme learning and skills to working in a media organization
2. Assess his or her aptitudes and preferences
3. Build on experience of work in a realistic media environment
4. Make informed career decisions
5. Demonstrate developed journalist skills by means of a portfolio of published work

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Integrated training (INTRA)340Placement and report
Total Workload: 340

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Work experience
An eight-week placement in a media organization

A report setting out details of the placement and assessing the experience

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    572, Website, Intra Office, 0, Intra Moodle site, http://moodle.dcu.ie,
    Programme or List of Programmes
    MAJMA in Journalism