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ATS4805

Faculty of Arts

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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.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)

Notes

Previously coded HUM4000(A)

Synopsis

This unit provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of a relatively narrow topic within their chosen discipline and to design and conduct research on that topic. Students will produce a dissertation of 15,000-18,000 words on an approved topic selected and researched by the candidate under supervision of a member of academic staff with expertise in the proposed area of research. In the process of preparing their dissertations, students will be required to participate in non-graded honours seminars.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students should:1) be able to demonstrate expertise in a specific area of the chosen discipline;2) be able to independently design and conduct a research project;3) have advanced academic research skills and highly developed academic writing skills;4) have produced a coherent, well-organised and professionally presented dissertation in the discipline.

Assessment

See ATS4806

Contact hours

1 hour supervisory meeting per week

Prerequisites

Undergraduate degree within a School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences recognised discipline

Prohibitions

HUM4000(A)