units

ATS3732

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - 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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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Claire Perkins & Shane Homan

Synopsis

This unit provides a unique experience for students to begin the pathway to Honours study. It is designed to prepare students who have majored in one of the key school disciplines - Communication and Media Studies; Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies; English Studies; Film and Television Studies; Theatre and Performance - to engage more deeply in research appropriate to their disciplinary interests, and further develop the research and conceptual skills required for study at Honours level.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Increase knowledge of contemporary arguments and debates in their discipline.
  2. Demonstrate a greater depth of analysis and engagement with conceptual frameworks arising from a higher level of independent research.
  3. Extend their communication skills in writing and presentation.
  4. Understand and possess the skills necessary for research at Honours level.
  5. Be able to develop a research proposal appropriate for 4th year study.

Assessment

Seminar presentation: 20%
Contemporary theory essay (2000 words): 40%
Bibliography/thesis proposal (2000 words): 35%
Participation: 5%

Chief examiner(s)

Claire Perkins & Shane Homan

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Communications
Comparative literature and cultural studies
Creative writing
English
Film and television studies
Theatre

Prerequisites

Completed minor sequence in any one of the following disciplines: Communication and Media Studies; Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies; English Studies; Film and Television Studies; Theatre and Performance