Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Liam Brady


This unit serves both as an expansion of undergraduate background knowledge and as a preparation for further studies and research in the Journalism, Australian and/or Indigenous Studies. The unit content will focus on one or more broad topical themes to be advised beforehand. Students will critically examine current research in the nominated field(s), and devise a research proiect to be approved by the lecturer.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically examine current research in a nominated field within their discipline;
  2. effectively locate and access relevant literature on the selected field of study;
  3. design and develop a minor research project that develops the knowledge in the field in some way;
  4. participate in seminars as required to discuss and develop their project collegially;
  5. effectively locate, access and review relevant literature on the selected field of research;
  6. produce a scholarly essay that clearly and cogently presents the outcomes of the research.


Research proposal (1000 words): 10%
Minor Project (2000 words or equivalent): 30%
Major Project (4000 words or equivalent): 40%
Critical Reflection (2000 words): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Supervision (individual and group): 0.5 hrs per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Online and phone discussion

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