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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chris Watkin


The study in depth of a particular topic in literature, culture, society or linguistics, or, in exceptional circumstances, a subject taken in a cognate discipline. Students should consult with the honours coordinator.


After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of their chosen topic;
  2. identify the key sources relevant to the topic;
  3. develop a research proposal based on those sources;
  4. write a detailed research report;
More generally students are expected to develop their abilities to:
  1. devise and conceptualise a research project;
  2. develop a viable research strategy; and
  3. present logical, coherent arguments.


Written (in the form of one or more essays - 9000 words): 100%

Details to be negotiated with the individual student

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Chris Watkin

Contact hours

Approximately 2 hours per week (classes and individual supervision)

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

Asian studies
Chinese language
Chinese studies
Chinese translation
Classical studies
English as an international language
French studies
Indonesian language
Indonesian studies
Italian studies
Japanese language
Japanese studies
Korean language and studies
German studies
Modern Greek
Spanish and Latin American studies
Ukrainian studies


Acceptance into the LCL Honours program.