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ATS4365

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Political and Social Inquiry
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kirsten McLean

Synopsis

This unit introduces advanced students to an independent program of reading on research topics. Staff members advise, supervise, and approve each enrolled student's chosen reading program. Students may develop a program of research reading on a chosen theoretical or empirical topic. The aim of the unit is to foster self-reliant research capacity and independent thinking and reflection.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate enhanced capacity for independent research, thinking and program development.

Assessment

Topic Statement (1800 words): 20%
Research essay on reading program topic (4500 words): 50%
Bibliography (2700 words): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

The unit will provide a staff-guided program of research-related reading for enrolling students. It will be require above-average staff time. Students will meet with a staff member for a 1 hour session every two weeks of a 12 week semester. This intensive face-to-face tuition will be supported by private study time reading of weekly readings agreed with the supervising academic.

Off-campus attendance requirements

On-campus: State average number of hours of contact per week, including lecture, practical and tutorial time, and give an indication of how the remaining hours of private study time are expected to be spent.
24-hours per semester comprising: Scheduled contact with staff readings advisor; individual study; assignment preparation; library research.

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

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Arts