Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - 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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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah McDonald


This unit allows students to build on the critical and analytical skills developed through the major by having the opportunity to develop a research project tailored to their disciplinary interests. Special permission to undertake this unit must be obtained from the co-ordinator of the major.


After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:

  1. Develop a research proposal
  2. Develop a research strategy
  3. Identify the key resources relevant to the topic
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the research topic, critical enagagement with relevant theoretical material, analysis of sources and or data through the completion of an extended research essay.


Written Work (9000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

1 x 1 hour meeting with supervisor per week

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


Approval by co-ordinator of major