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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Natalie Doyle


Previously coded FNM5930


This unit complements Reading in French Studies 1. It aims to provide the student with the opportunity to investigate an additional field inquiry relevant to their chose topic of research. In consultation wit the unit coordinator andr the chosen discipline's coordinator, students will be required to do a preliminary bibliographical search, both in available libraries and online databases, followed by a critical appraisal in essay form of relevant disciplinary literature.

Fifth year level students will be expected to investigate more theoretically oriented literature.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. understand, discuss and analyse different theoretical issues pertinent to the disciplinary area chosen
  2. develop and express an understanding of the specificity of the various disciplinary paradigms
  3. understand, discuss and analyse the issues raised by each paradigm and their relevance to various research projects
  4. develop an ability to engage with, critique and compare existing research in the chosen discipline.

Fifth-year students employ a more sophisticated analysis and written presentation. They will be expected to read more widely and work at a higher level.


Written project (equivalent to 6000 words): 70%
Seminar activities (equivalent to 3000 words): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Natalie Doyle

Contact hours

3 hour seminar per week, including use of e-learning platform (discussion, material delivery and collaboration) equivalent to a minimum of one weekly hour.


Honours level in French or equivalent; Honours in cognate area with permission of teacher.


APG4445/APG5445 Directed Reading in French studies 2 can also be taken concurrently with APG4444/APG5444 Directed Reading in French studies 1.