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PUB5000

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 Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr David Dunstan

Synopsis

The unit requires the completion of a minor thesis (18,000 words) on an approved publishing research related topic. With guidance from the supervisor(s), it allows the student to undertake advanced level research and produce a substantial piece of writing which advances knowledge in the selected area of research. Research at this level may be regarded as a pre-requisite to further higher degree 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 an advanced level to analyse and evaluate arguments, and to understand critical approaches relating to the publishing industry and publishing studies related 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 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr David Dunstan

Contact hours

Student contact will be individual and supervisory only (no classes as such)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Publishing and editing

Prerequisites

Completion of 48 points with a distinction average at fourth year level of subjects offered in the Master of Publishing and Editing program.

Co-requisites

None

Prohibitions

PUB5000A, PUB5000B