units

ATS4002

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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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Daniel Black

Synopsis

This unit provides a point of entry for students commencing their Honours year in the School of ECPS. It is designed to enable students who have majored in one of the key school disciplines (Theatre and Performance; Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies; Film and Television Studies; English Studies; Communication and Media Studies) to engage in research methods appropriate to their disciplinary interests, and further develop the research and conceptual skills required for study at Honours level.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Have acquired an extended understanding of contemporary arguments and debates in their discipline;
  2. Demonstrate a depth of analysis and engagement with conceptual frameworks arising from a higher level of independent research;
  3. Possess the skills necessary to conduct well-structured critical reviews of existing literature and conduct independent research at Honours level;
  4. Understand the structure, argumentation, and communication skills in writing appropriate for an Honours thesis or creative project.

Assessment

Conference presentation (20 minute) and written proposal (500-word): (30%)
Critical literature review (2000 words): (30%)
Research essay (4000 words): (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week

Prerequisites

Admission to School of ECPS, Faculty of Arts, Honours (Bachelor of Arts)