units

APG5742

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCommunications and Media Studies
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Malaysia First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Bryce Weber

Notes

Previously coded COM5004

Synopsis

The unit is undertaken in the final semester of the Master of Communications and Media Studies and allows students to develop an extended independent research project. The topic is chosen by the student and developed with the advice and support of a supervisor. The project is written up in a minor dissertation, allowing the student to demonstrate advanced skills in research, writing and project management. Students are encouraged to consider the project not only as a formal requirement for the degree, but also as contributing to a portfolio of professional development.

Outcomes

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

  1. Increased knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for independent research;
  2. An enhanced capacity to formulate and research communication issues;
  3. An enhanced capacity to analyze and evaluate arguments, and to understand critical approaches to the planning, writing and editing of a research topic;
  4. A capacity to design, manage, and carry out a research project.

Assessment

Minor dissertation (9000 words): 100%

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