LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS HONOURS RESEARCH METHODS SEMINAR

LLH4RMS

2019

Credit points: 30

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Subject outline


LLH4RMS is a 30 CP core subject in the coursework componentof Honours in all disciplines offered in the Department of Languages andLinguistics (Asian Studies, Chinese, French, Greek, Japanese, Indonesian,Italian, Latin-American Studies/Spanish, Linguistics), whether in area studies,language studies or linguistics.

The subject supports students in refining their skills in thegenre of academic writing and in developing the necessary planning tools and researchskills for the writing of an Honours thesis. It requires regular participationand engagement with the learning activities and in-class discussions, as wellas independent work outside of the contact hours.



SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in AHA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Craft of ResearchPrescribedBooth, W.C., Colomb, G.C. and Williams, J.M. 2008University of Chicago Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Encourage students to critically examine the problems involved in the study of Asian societies and culture, or European societies and culture, or Latin American societies and culture, and or linguistics.

Activities:
Literature review: essay and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Provide students with skills necessary for the completion of their Honours theses. This involves: searching relevant sources and data (e.g. library skills); formulating research questions; preparing and implementing a project; and writing up the project in academically acceptable forms.

Activities:
thesis proposal: proposal writing and presentation; disciplined specific research method training
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Encourage students to actively engage in the Honours research method class discussions, which will stimulate ideas, foster independent thinking, as well as train research presentation skills.

Activities:
class discussions and presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written tasks 4500 words equivalent60 01, 02
Oral Tasks 3000 words equivalent 40 01, 02, 03