units

APG5726

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitNational Centre For Australian Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2013

Notes

Previously coded AUS5035A

Synopsis

Students devise a research thesis on a topic of their choosing in consultation with the unit coordinator and a potential supervisor. Students develop skills of independent learning and critical thinking through carrying out their research under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The completion of an 18000 word thesis assesses the student's ability to complete a work of research that satisfies the highest standards of scholarly argument, research, documentation and referencing.

Outcomes

Upon completing APG5726 students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Skills of independent learning and research;
  2. The ability to reflect on personal learning and respond productively to constructive feedback;
  3. Knowledge of a specific body of research and theory in the field of Australian Studies;
  4. Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills;
  5. The ability to recognise, represent and critically reflect upon ideas and concepts from diverse cultures, and the ability to reflect on their own cultural values;
  6. A critical awareness of conceptual and empirical issues pertaining to Australian Studies;
  7. Effective written communication skills across an 18000 word project;
  8. The ability to complete a work of research that satisfies the highest standards of scholarly argument, research, documentation and referencing.

Assessment

Significant work towards the Research Thesis (18000 words) which will be submitted for APG5727 Research Thesis in Australian Studies - Part 2: 100%

Contact hours

Regular contact with allocated supervisor, along with 15-hours of private study per week.

Prerequisites

Units in the Master of Australian Studies to the value of 48 points at 4th year level.

Co-requisites

APG5727 Research Thesis in Australian Studies - Part 2

Prohibitions

APG5725 Research Project in Australian Studies