Credit points: 30

Subject outline

A reading subject is based on study that is more personal, but still planned and pre-approved. A reading subject is still supervised, but the learning is more independent. Students who wish to enrol will need to secure the agreement of a member of academic staff to supervise them. Staff members are not obliged to agree, as this subject is a workload extra for them. The arrangement must be approved by the disciplinary honours coordinator.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesDiscussion with reading course supervisor and associated assessments # these are designed for each student in the early stages of enrolment.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Summarise new ideas uncovered in research or discussion and apply them to your assignments.
02. Express complex ideas and explain your responses through effective written communication
03. Assess the key arguments and evaluate the evidence provided in set texts
04. Demonstrate social, ethical, and cultural understanding of self and others

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 10 - 22
One 0.50 hour supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Times are arranged between student and supervisor


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment 1: 2,400 words on a topic identified in discussion with supervisor. This is a formative assessment which may take the form of a literature review.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Assignment 2: 5,600 words on a topic identified in discussion with supervisor. This is a summative assessment which may take the form of an essay, policy or research report.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4