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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 3049

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154547

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To enable students to consolidate and apply their analytical, project management and advanced communication skills to design and manage an individual research project.

Course content

The course entails students designing and managing an individual research project which requires them to: identify a research problem or gap in existing knowledge; refine a research question; show how it relates to existing knowledge; identify appropriate research methods; collect and analyse data; and select suitable modes of presentation (both scholarly and for external communication) of research findings to a professional level. Students will work with their project supervisor to identify a cultural and/or historical event or contestation occurring within the timeframe 1900-present to focus upon, and may engage in a project aligned with a community or industry placement.

Textbook(s)

Planning Your Qualitative Research Project 2007, Tom O'Donoghue, Routledge, London and New York

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of all required second year courses from the History and Cultural Studies major/sub-major within the Bachelor of Arts, or by approval from the Program Director.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Seminar 2 hours x First 5 weeks of course
Directed Study N/A x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Project Statement of Intent 350 words 10% N/A
Research proposal 650 words 20% N/A
Research paper 3500 words 70% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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