JOINT HONOURS THESIS A

LST4TJA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is available to students who are completing joint honours in Legal Studies and another discipline or area of study within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It requires students, under the supervision of a staff member, to design, research and produce a 12,000-15,000 word thesis on an approved topic of relevance to both disciplines. The thesis component of the Legal Studies Honours program is usually completed over two semesters through enrolment in this subject and also LST4TJB. A final result will not be determined until both of these subjects have been completed. LST4TJA and LST4TJB are available to students who are enrolled in a joint Honours program on either a full-time or part time basis.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

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 (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 (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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 (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 (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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