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PLM5020B

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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)Pete Lentini

Synopsis

Students enrolled in this unit will have the opportunity to conduct independent, original, in-depth research into a terrorism-related topic of their choice under staff supervision. The unit is intended to develop students' overall research, analytical, conceptual, research and critical problem solving skills. Students will prepare and submit an original 18,000 word research dissertation.

Objectives

Upon completing this subject students will be able to:

  1. Conduct original research independently.
  2. Critically analyse information and exhibit developed and problem solving skills.
  3. Undertake sophisticated and critical analysis of conceptual and empirical issues pertaining to terrorism and security studies.
  4. Demonstrate sophisticated written communication skills.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Pete Lentini

Contact hours

Fortnightly supervisory meetings

Prerequisites

Students must have completed 48 points of the Master of Counter- Terrorism Studies at 4th level and have achieved a high distinction average, have developed a detailed research proposal, and secured the approval of both a supervisor and the course coordinator to be admitted into this unit.