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COM5011

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Mark Gibson

Synopsis

This unit requires the completion of a minor thesis (18,000 words) on an approved communications related topic, usually one with an industry focus. With guidance from the supervisor (s), it allow the student to undertake advanced level research and produce a substantial piece of writing which advances knowledge in the selected area of research.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for understanding and engaging in advanced research:
  2. An ability to design, write and edit a research thesis;
  3. An ability at advanced level to analyse and evaluate arguments, and to understand critical approaches relating to the communication industries and communication issues;
  4. The capacity to contribute advanced knowledge in the chosen area of research;
  5. An enhanced intellectual independence, and greater self-reliance and critical distance in intellectual and professional activity

Assessment

Thesis (18,000) : 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mark Gibson

Contact hours

Regular meeting with allocated supervisor(s)

Prerequisites

Completion of 48 points with a distinction average at fourth year level of subjects offered in the Master of Communications and Media Studies program

Prohibitions

COM5004