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COM3300 - Research readings

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Simone Murray


Berwick Second semester 2009 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


This unit introduces advanced students to an independent program of reading on research topics. Staff members advise, supervise, and approve each enrolled student's chosen reading program. Students may develop a program of research reading on a chosen theoretical or empirical topic. The aim of the unit is to foster self-reliant research capacity and independent thinking and reflection.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate enhanced capacity for independent research, thinking and research program development.


+ Assignment 1 - Topic statement (500 words): 20%
Assignment 2 - Bibliography (1500 words): 30%
Assignment 3 - Research essay (2500 words) - 50%

Contact hours

On-Campus: Scheduled meetings with readings supervisor, 1 hour every two weeks of 12 week semester


First year COM sequence (or other first-year sequence by approval)

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