STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS THESIS

STC5PHT

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students must complete a supervised 9000 to 12,000 word thesis over two semesters of STC5THE. Topics require approval by the course convenor.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKevin Brianton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in Master of Strategic Communication, Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication or Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication or Master of Communication (Public Relations) or Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations). Requires Subject Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects STC5THE, STC5THP

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 thesis and creative practice

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:
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research

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

Activities:
Participation in workshops and seminar presentation, present summaries
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Writing
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

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

Activities:
Redrafting proposals from topic and significant research question.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
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 in class and online
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Speaking

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

Activities:
Reading and analysis and presentation of summary of reading and analysis in class and online
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
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 at an advanced level

Activities:
Reading, in class and on line posts and discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Life-Long Learning

08. Work independently and collaboratively on the development of a feasible research project at an advanced level

Activities:
Working independently (on line) and in teams to workshop 5th year research projects in ways that are attentive to ethical concerns and cultural awareness and the need to continue to work in teams in life long learning activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Speaking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

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-ordinatorKevin Brianton

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 days supervised research every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
9000 to 12,000 word thesis100 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-ordinatorKevin Brianton

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 days supervisor consultation every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
9000 to 12,000 word thesis100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08