units

APG5860

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Louise Poland

Notes

Previously coded PUB5000A

Synopsis

This part-time unit requires the completion of a minor thesis (18,000 words) over two semesters on an approved publishing research related topic. With guidance from the supervisor(s), it allows the student to undertake advanced level research and produce a substantial piece of writing which advances knowledge in the selected area of research. Research at this level may be regarded as a pre-requisite to further higher degree research.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for understanding and engaging in advanced research:
  2. An ability to design, write and edit a research thesis;
  3. An ability at an advanced level to analyse and evaluate arguments, and to understand critical approaches relating to the publishing industry and publishing studies related issues;
  4. The capacity to contribute advanced knowledge in the chosen area of research;
  5. An enhanced intellectual independence, and greater self-reliance and critical distance in intellectual and professional activity.

Assessment

Thesis (18,000 words): 100% (completed over two semesters, pts 1 and 2)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Student contact will be individual and supervisory only

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

Prerequisites

Completion of 48 points with a distinction average at fourth year level of subjects offered in the Master of Publishing and Editing program.

Prohibitions