units

ATS3793

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

History

Coordinator(s)

Mr Jamie Agland (Caulfield and Clayton); Dr Helen Nesadurai (Malaysia)

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Malaysia

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit develops students' critical thinking, writing and research skills while allowing them to reflect on both their experience of Study Abroad and the themes met in their International Studies core units. Through peer-to-peer discussion and reflection students will choose a theme from one of their core INT units and devise a research project around an aspect of their Study Abroad experience. The extended project will allow students to investigate a topic in greater depth, interrogate its epistemological assumptions, substantially pursue related theoretical issues, and gain the methodological skills appropriate to the International Studies major and the aims of the BA (Global).

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. formulate and complete a substantial research project in International Studies
  2. demonstrate independent research skills
  3. place the relevant literature in its cultural, ideological and epistemological contexts by showing where it fits into the current state of knowledge
  4. display their acquaintance with some of the ongoing debates in the relevant disciplinary area (International Studies)
  5. demonstrate their enhanced skills in critical reading, writing, research and oral presentation.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 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

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.