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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Part-time Honours students will work closely with a supervisor to produce a 12,000-15,000 word thesis on an independent research topic. Honours students may undertake a creative component as part of their thesis. Projects will be worked out in consultations with the Honours co-ordinator and the supervisor.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesParticipate in workshops by library for advanced research skills, use of online data bases and internet research skills, etcReading, summary and analysis of reading, writing proposals and demonstrating the ability to formulate and apply appropriate research methods.Present summaries of researchRedrafting proposals from topic and significant research essay.Reading and analysis and presentation of summary of that work to supervisorReading and discussion with supervisor and peersWorking independently (on line) and with a supervisor in ways that are attentive to ethical concerns and cultural awareness.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in either AHA or AHCA or AHMS


Incompatible subjectsMST4HON OR CST4HON OR MSS4HON

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents must complete 60cp in total of thesis subjects from either a single discipline or across 2 disciplines if enrolled in the AHA as a joint honours student.

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. Advanced Library Research Skills
02. Advanced Research methodologies for written research essays/thesis
03. Advanced ability to reflect on and discuss theoretical practice of self and peers
04. Advanced ability to translate ideas from individual research into written form
05. Advanced understanding of research methodologies for written and creative practice as research
06. Develop, research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes through critical and reflective thinking
07. Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues and life-long learning issues and apply local and international perspectives to theoretical research
08. Work independently on the development of a feasible research project.

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