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ATS3793

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHistory
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2013 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jamie Agland

Notes

Previously coded GLO3001

Synopsis

This unit develops students' critical thinking, writing and research skills while allowing them to reflect on both their experience of Study Abroad and the themes met in their International Studies core units. Through peer-to-peer discussion and reflection students will choose a theme from one of their core INT units and devise a research project around an aspect of their Study Abroad experience. The extended project will allow students to investigate a topic in greater depth, interrogate its epistemological assumptions, substantially pursue related theoretical issues, and gain the methodological skills appropriate to the International Studies major and the aims of the BA (Global).

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. formulate and complete a substantial research project in International Studies
  2. demonstrate independent research skills
  3. place the relevant literature in its cultural, ideological and epistemological contexts by showing where it fits into the current state of knowledge
  4. display their acquaintance with some of the ongoing debates in the relevant disciplinary area (International Studies)
  5. demonstrate their enhanced skills in critical reading, writing, research and oral presentation.

Assessment

Class participation (500 words eq): 10%; Research proposal (500 words): 10%; Research essay (4000 words): 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

A minimum of 22 hours per semester consisting of 2 hour seminar

Prerequisites

AZA1325, AZA1326 or ATS1325, ATS1326 (South Africa)
ATS1325, ATS1326 (other campuses)
At least 12 points of 2nd year level International studies units