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COM4000(A) - Dissertation Part 1

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


A dissertation of 15,000 words on an approved topic selected and researched by the candidate under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the proposed area of research.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. The skills for designing and implementing a research project in the communications discipline
  2. The ability to critically evaluate a body of literature relevant to their research topic
  3. Advanced academic writing, research and time management skills
  4. Highly developed skills in analysis and argument
  5. An understanding of the issues, debates and concepts pertaining to their research topic.


Dissertation (15,000 words) : 100%