LINGUISTICS 4

LIN4HON

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Honours students will be required to write a research essay (thesis) on an approved topic from an area of linguistics in which they have secured the agreement of a supervisor.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Morey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA-Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN4HNP, LIN4HNJ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the core analytical concepts relevant to each area of analysis, and the ability to apply them appropriately to new data.

Activities:
Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Life-Long Learning
Critical Thinking
Writing

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the issues involved in the basic techniques of data analysis, and evaluate and choose appropriate techniques. Demonstrate an ability to formulate and test hypotheses.

Activities:
Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Life-Long Learning
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

03. Develop and effectively communicate coherent arguments. Cite evidence appropriately and seek out and deploy relevant data for the solution of analytical problems. Engage in scholarly debate, to effectively communicate ideas in writing or by oral presentation using all appropriate aids.

Activities:
Thesis, seminar
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Speaking
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

04. Develop, with supervision, an original research programme that is realistic given the time frame and appropriate to the level. Independently undertake successful self-directed study and learning, with appropriate time management.

Activities:
Research proposal, thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Life-Long Learning

05. Identify and discuss the technical issues involved in the collection of reliable data. Successfully collect relevant and accurate data. Recognise and evaluate the ethical issues involved in the collection of data from informants in the field or from subjects in the experimental laboratory (if this is relevant).

Activities:
Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

06. Search out information and produce a succinct, coherent and persuasive synthesis with appropriate acknowledgments and lists of sources, based on a critical application of the theoretical concepts relevant to the field.

Activities:
Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Critical Thinking

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Morey

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Times are arranged between student and supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Thesis (15000 words)100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Morey

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Times are arranged between student and supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Thesis (15000 words)100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06