Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

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. It is an optional extra in the curriculum of Humanities and Social Sciences. 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. Students need to have at least a B average in their studies, as the subject requires more independence in study. If your marks to date qualify you, and if a staff member agrees to supervise you, the next step is to get them to draw up a written memorandum recording (1)t he theme of study for the subject, (2) its intended learning outcomes, (3) a schedule for meetings between student(s) and academic supervisor (4) a list of the assessments and (5) their due dates, that student(s) and supervisor both sign. Only once this documentation is received will the subject coordinator, the Director of Teaching and Learning (Coursework), authorise enrolment in this subject.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTonya Stebbins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLecturers and Tutors model this; Lectures, Tutorial discussion

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in HUSS Masters Degree Students must receive Course Coordinator's approval before enrolling


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. Being open to new ideas uncovered in research or discussion and applying them to your own assignments.
02. Cultivating an interest in life-long learning
03. Effective written and spoken communication
04. Problem solving skills. thinking over the texts; explaining your point of view in the essays
05. Social, ethical, and cultural understanding of self and others

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