MEDIA: SCREEN + SOUND HONOURS THESIS

MSS4HON

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Full time Honours students will work closely with a supervisor to produce a 15,000 word thesis on an independent research topic. Honours students may undertake a creative component as part of their thesis. Projects will be worked out in consultations with the Honours co-ordinator and the supervisor.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorRolando Caputo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in AHCA or AHA or AHMS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CST4HON, MST4HON, MSS4HNP, MSS4HNJ, MST4HNJ, MST4HNP, CST4HNJ, CST4HNP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Advanced Library Research Skills

Activities:
Participate in workshops by library for advanced research skills, use of online data bases and internet research skills, etc
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research

02. Advanced Research methodologies for written research essays/thesis

Activities:
Reading, summary and analysis of reading, writing proposals and demonstrating the ability to formulate and apply appropriate research methods.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

03. Advanced ability to reflect on and discuss theoretical practice of self and peers

Activities:
Present summaries of research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Critical Thinking
Speaking

04. Advanced ability to translate ideas from individual research into written form

Activities:
Redrafting proposals from topic and significant research essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing

05. Advanced understanding of research methodologies for written and creative practice as research

Activities:
Reading and analysis and presentation of summary of that work to supervisor
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Speaking
Inquiry/ Research

06. Develop, research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes through critical and reflective thinking

Activities:
Reading and analysis and presentation of summary to supervisor
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Speaking
Critical Thinking

07. Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues and life-long learning issues and apply local and international perspectives to theoretical research

Activities:
Reading and discussion with supervisor and peers
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Life-Long Learning

08. Work independently on the development of a feasible research project.

Activities:
Working independently (on line) and with a supervisor in ways that are attentive to ethical concerns and cultural awareness.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Life-Long Learning
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving

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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-ordinatorRolando Caputo

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.
"Appointments arranged between student and supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Thesis (12,000-15,000 words)100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRolando Caputo

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Appointments arranged between student and supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Thesis (12,000-15,000 words)100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08