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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Beatrice Trefalt and Dr Sarah McDonald


This unit provides students with an introduction to research methods and theories in the Humanities. The unit requires students to address critically the theories and methods underpinning research in their own discipline of research, as well as developing their general research, argumentation and presentation skills


On the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical reading and analysis skills
  2. provide a synthesis of diverse material on specific topics and an evaluation of their applicability to specific research projects
  3. Effectively use research tools such as databases
  4. Present the results of their research coherently and effectively, both in written and in oral forms


Written (8000 words): 90%
Presentation (1000 words): 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Beatrice Trefalt

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week


Completion of a major


Enrolment in Honours