HUSS HONOURS THESIS A

HUS4THA

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This is the first in a sequence of two subjects in which students complete their Honours thesis. Under supervision, students formulate a question and then research and write an extended research thesis of 12,000 to 15,000 words or equivalent (for example, 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 points30

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

Activities:
Preparation of thesis proposal 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. Commence implementation and reporting of research

Activities:
Data collection and reporting using a conventional chapter structure
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)

03. Develop a command of the research literature relating to the project

Activities:
Acquisition and analysis of texts relating to thesis topic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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)

04. Demonstrate a practical understanding of the ethical issues associated with conducting research, where relevant

Activities:
Processes of ethics approval, where relevant
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 0.5 hours 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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Satisfactory progress towards a research thesis (12,000-15,000 words)Supervisors will assess satisfactory progress against ILOs to determine continuation onto HUS4THB100 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 0.5 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Times are arranged between student and supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Satisfactory progress towards a research thesis (12,000-15,000 words)Supervisors will assess satisfactory progress against ILOs to determine continuation onto HUS4THB100 01, 02, 03, 04