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COM5210

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Gil-Soo Han

Synopsis

The unit requires the completion of a minor dissertation. It is a supervised piece of research on an approved topic. Through supervised practice, it extends student knowledge of a substantive research area, as well as knowledge of relevant methodologies, research design and planning, and the writing and editing of an extended piece 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;

  1. Increased understanding of the practice and methods of communication research;

  1. Increased understanding of the planning, design, writing and editing research; and the capacity to advance knowledge in the chosen area of research;

  1. Increased knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for independent research, enhanced capacity to formulate and research communication issues, to analyse and evaluate arguments, and to understand critical approaches to communications issues;

  1. Enhanced intellectual independence, and greater self-reliance and critical distance in intellectual and professional activity.

Assessment

Assignment 1 (20,000 words): 100%

Contact hours

On campus: regular meetings with supervisors. Off campus: regular contact with supervisors.

Prerequisites

48 points with a distinction average at fourth year level in the Master of Communications & Media Studies OR the Master of Communications.

For students studying this unit at Malaysia only:
COM4010(H) "Research Issues and Methodologies"