HONOURS THESIS HUSS

HUS4THE

2019

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Under supervision, students formulate a question and then research and write an extended research essay (thesis) of 12,000 to 15,000 words or equivalent, fore xample creative practice with exegesis. The thesis demonstrates students' capacity to make an original contribution to their chosen discipline. The topic must be approved by the disciplinary honours coordinator.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

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.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop, with supervision, an original research plan, identifying project tasks, timelines and resources that are realistic given the time frame.

Activities:
Preparation of thesis proposal and literature review or equivalent creative work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Develop and effectively communicate coherent arguments.

Activities:
Preparation of thesis; focus on structure and argumentation or equivalent creative work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Cite evidence appropriately and seek out and deploy relevant data for the solution of analytical problems.

Activities:
Preparation of thesis; focus on structure and argumentation or equivalent creative work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Engage in scholarly debate to effectively communicate ideas in writing, or by oral presentation using appropriate aids.

Activities:
Preparation of thesis; focus on structure and argumentation or equivalent creative work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Write a research thesis following a multiple chapter structure or equivalent creative work with exegesis.

Activities:
Preparation of thesis # focus on final writing up or equivalent creative work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 43
One 0.5 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Times are arranged between student and supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay 12,000-15,000 words100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05