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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - 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.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Shane Homan


Previously coded COM4300


This unit introduces students to an independent program of reading on research topics. Staff members advise, supervise, and approve each enrolled student's chosen reading program. Students may develop a program of research reading on a chosen theoretical or empirical topic. The aim of the unit is to foster self-reliant research capacity and independent thinking and reflection.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate enhanced capacity for independent research, thinking and research program development.


+ Assignment 1 - Topic Statement (1500 words) 20%
Assignment 2 - Bibliography (2500 words) 30%
Assignment 2 - Research Essay (5000 words) 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Shane Homan

Contact hours

Scheduled meetings with readings supervisor, 1 hour every two weeks of a 12 week semester