units

APG5747

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Gil-Soo Han

Notes

Previously coded COM5210

Synopsis

The unit requires the completion of a minor dissertation. It is a supervised piece of research on an approved topic. Through supervised practice, it extends student knowledge of a substantive research area, as well as knowledge of relevant methodologies, research design and planning, and the writing and editing of an extended piece of research.

Outcomes

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. Increased understanding of the practice and methods of communication research;
  3. Increased understanding of the planning, design, writing and editing research; and the capacity to advance knowledge in the chosen area of research;
  4. Increased knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for independent research, enhanced capacity to formulate and research communication issues, to analyse and evaluate arguments, and to understand critical approaches to communications issues;
  5. Enhanced intellectual independence, and greater self-reliance and critical distance in intellectual and professional activity.

Assessment

Thesis (18,000 words): 100%

Contact hours

On campus: regular meetings with supervisors. Off campus: regular contact with supervisors.

Prerequisites

48 points with a distinction average at fourth year level in the Master of Communications. Students intending to take the research dissertation must check their eligibility and make contact with the unit coordinator at least 4 weeks before the start of semester; For students studying this unit at Malaysia only: APG4409 Communication Research