units

APG5864

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitLiterary Studies
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Louise Poland

Synopsis

An industry-relevant publishing project involving the preparation of a text for publication, a project based on an industry placement or a reading course on some aspect of the publishing industry or publishing history. Prior to the start of semester students are responsible for devising their topic as well as seeking approval from the course co-ordinator. The project is normally undertaken over the course of 13 weeks during a semester unit and is assessed by a suitably qualified staff member. Students are responsible for devising their research topic in consultation with their supervisor.

Outcomes

  1. To provide students with an opportunity to undertake an extended industry-oriented research project focusing on a topic or topics of their particular interest
  2. to develop students' capacity to draw on a range of suitable research methodologies
  3. to develop students' capacity to undertake an analysis of suitable secondary data
  4. to develop students' written communication skills
  5. to develop students' capacity to tackle a particular issue, project or problem in depth.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Completion of 48 points or with the approval of the co-ordinator.