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APG5726

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011

Notes

Previously coded AUS5035A

Synopsis

Students devise a research project on a topic of their choosing in consultation with the unit coordinator and a potential supervisor. Students develop skills of independent learning and critical thinking through carrying out their research under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The completion of an 18,000-word dissertation assesses the student's ability to complete a work of research that satisfies the highest standards of scholarly argument, research, documentation and referencing.

Objectives

Upon completing AUS5035 students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. skills of independent learning and research;
  2. the ability to reflect on personal learning and respond productively to constructive feedback;
  3. the ability to utilise proficiently a range of IT resources such as word processing and email, search databases and text files, and to locate, employ and evaluate internet sites;
  4. knowledge of a specific body of research in the field of Australian Studies;
  5. critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills;
  6. the ability to recognise, represent and critically reflect upon ideas and concepts from diverse cultures, and the ability to reflect on their own cultural values;
  7. a critical awareness of conceptual and empirical issues pertaining to Australian Studies;
  8. effective written communication skills across an 18,000-word project;
  9. the ability to complete a work of research that satisfies the highest standards of scholarly argument, research, documentation and referencing.

Assessment

Dissertation proposal synopsis and outline (1500 words): 10%; Literature review (1500 words):10%; Dissertation (15,000 words): 80%

Contact hours

Average contact 1 hour fortnightly with 24 hours of private study per week

Prohibitions

APG5725 Research Project in Australian Studies