Credit points: 30

Subject outline

LLH4RMS is a 30 CP core subject in the coursework component Honours in all disciplines offered in the Department of Languages and Linguistics (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 the genre of academic writing and in developing the necessary planning tools and research skills for the writing of an Honours thesis. It requires regular participation and engagement with the learning activities and in-class discussions, as well as independent work outside of the contact hours.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLiterature review: essay and presentation. Thesis proposal: proposal writing and presentation; disciplined specific research method training and class discussions.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled 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. 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.
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.
03. Actively engage in the Honours research method class discussions, which will stimulate ideas, foster independent thinking, as well as train research presentation skills.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Minor Critique (2400 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Major Critique (5600 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3