HONOURS THESIS: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT

DST4HNJ

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will undertake work towards the completion of a 12,000-15,000 words thesis as part of a joint Honours degree with International Development and another discipline from within the Faculty. The thesis topic will be developed with the guidance of the thesis supervisor and will be a combination of both disciplines.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in either Bachelor of International Development Honours degree (AHID), or Bachelor of Arts Honours (AHA) with a major in International Development.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify a field of knowledge and focus on a research question that emerges from engagement with that field

Activities:
Preparation of a thesis
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 (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Organise and synthesise diverse information into a coherent argument

Activities:
Preparation of a thesis
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 (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Undertake work towards completing a large research project

Activities:
Preparation of a thesis
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 (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Work towards writing a research thesis across multiple chapters

Activities:
Preparation of a thesis
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 (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Smith

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Work towards a 12,000-15,000 word thesis to be completed during Honours enrolmentTo be discussed with Honours Convenors and Supervisor. Oral and written feedback provided on drafts.100 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Smith

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 face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Work towards a 12,000-15,000 word thesis to be completed during Honours enrolmentTo be discussed with Honours Convenors and Supervisor. Oral and written feedback provided on drafts.100 01, 02, 03, 04