ADVANCED RESEARCH IN POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND GSDS
Credit points: 30
This subject aims to develop students' capacity to engage in sophisticated analysis and original research at Honours level. The first section of the subject focuses on research design, examining the nature of research at Honours level, how to develop a research question, how to locate relevant sources, and how to write a literature review, among other topics. In the second section of the subject, students will focus in depth on some of the key issues and methods involved in conducting research in their discipline. The overall aim is to ensure that students leave the subject with a strong understanding of what is required to produce first-rate research in their chosen discipline, and to help them develop the skills needed to successfully research and write an Honours thesis.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Barry
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesMajor essay; reflective written discussion of reading; research proposal.
Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA or AHIR, or permission from Honours Coordinator or Subject Coordinator
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsStudents must be enrolled in a relevant Honours program within Humanities and Social Sciences.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Barry
SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Major essay (equivalent to 4000 words)This assignment will require students to research and write an essay on a specific topic relevant to Honours-level research.
Research proposal (equivalent to 2400 words)This assignment will require students to write a research proposal for their Honours thesis, drawing on the knowledge of research design they have developed through the subject.
Reflective discussion of reading (equivalent to 1600 words)The reflective discussion will test students' engagement with a range of the readings covered in the subject.