HONOURS THESIS A

LST4THA

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject constitutes one half of the thesis component of the Legal Studies Honours Program. Working under the supervision of a staff member, students are required to design, research and produce a 12,000-15,000 word thesis on an approved topic. The thesis is usually completed over two semesters through enrolment in this subject and also LST4THB. A final result will not be determined until both of these subjects have been completed. LST4THA and LST4THB are available to students who are enrolled in the Honours program on either a full-time or part time basis.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorNicola Henry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in one of LHLS-Bachelor of Legal Studies Honours, AHA-Bachelor of Arts Honours, or AHSS-Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours degree.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate highly developed writing and editing skills through the production of a thesis

Activities:
Drafting and final production of thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing

02. Design a research project, including the formulation of research questions and the selection of an appropriate methodology, in respect to a specific topic within Legal Studies

Activities:
Discussions with supervisor; recommended reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

03. In an oral presentation, provide a coherent and incisive account of the significance, nature and progress and/or outcomes of your thesis research

Activities:
Discussion with supervisor; thesis research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking

04. Locate and utilize primary and secondary resources of relevance to the thesis topic

Activities:
Bibliographic research; Literature review;
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research

05. Produce a sustained, well substantiated and theoretically informed analysis of the thesis topic

Activities:
Discussions with supervisor, drafting of thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Writing

Subject options

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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-ordinatorNicola Henry

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation on thesis (equivalent 1,000 words)5 03
12,000-15,000 word thesis95 01, 02, 04, 05