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PLM5000A

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Andy Butfoy

Synopsis

Students will have an opportunity to conduct in-depth research into a topic of their choice under staff supervision.

Objectives

Upon successfully completing this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate developed skills to read critically material from, and acquire knowledge of, a selected field of international relations.
  2. Demonstrate developed skills in presenting such knowledge in an academically sound and convincing manner.
    1. Identify and develop a specific topic in the field of international relations for investigation;
    2. demonstrate an awareness and command of the available sources; and
    3. present a clear, logically ordered and sustained argument which meets high scholarly standards.

Assessment

Written work consisting of an 18,000 word research dissertation: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andy Butfoy

Contact hours

0.5 hour supervisory meeting per fortnight

Prerequisites

Students must have a distinction plus (70%+) in the two core units of the Master of International Relations program.