Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr George Vandoorn


This unit serves both as an expansion of undergraduate background knowledge and as a preparation for further studies and research. Students will critically examine current research in at least one major field within his/her chosen discipline. The particular topics to be included will be determined in consultation with the supervisor, honours convenor, and another member of academic staff from the discipline.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically examine current research in at least one major field within their discipline
  2. argue for the relevance of the selected field of study in relation to their discipline
  3. demonstrate an understanding of advanced concepts within that field
  4. effectively locate and access relevant literature on the selected field of study
  5. synthesise information from a variety of sources and present this in academic writing.


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.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

1 hour contact with supervisor via telephone or email per week


Acceptance into the School of Applied Media and Social Sciences Honours program