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APG5721

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Vicki Peel

Notes

Previously coded ATM5500

Synopsis

This unit requires the completion of a minor thesis (18,000 words) on an approved tourism related topic, usually one with an industry focus. 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.

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 tourism industry and tourism 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 Vicki Peel

Contact hours

Regular meeting with allocated supervisor(s).

Prerequisites

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