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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Caulfield and Clayton - Jamie Agland


Previously coded GLO3001


This unit develops students' critical thinking, writing and research skills while allowing them to reflect on both their experience of Study Abroad and the themes met in their International Studies core units. Through peer-to-peer discussion and reflection students will choose a theme from one of their core INT units and devise a research project around an aspect of their Study Abroad experience. The extended project will allow students to investigate a topic in greater depth, interrogate its epistemological assumptions, substantially pursue related theoretical issues, and gain the methodological skills appropriate to the International Studies major and the aims of the BA (Global).


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to: 1) formulate and complete a substantial research project in International Studies; 2) demonstrate independent research skills; 3) place the relevant literature in its cultural, ideological and epistemological contexts by showing where it fits into the current state of knowledge; 4) display their acquaintance with some of the ongoing debates in the relevant disciplinary area (International Studies); 5) demonstrate their enhanced skills in critical reading, writing, research and oral presentation.


Class participation (500 words eq): 10%; Research proposal (500 words): 10%; Research essay (4000 words): 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Jamie Agland

Contact hours

A minimum of 22 hours per semester consisting of 2 hour seminar


ATS1325, ATS1326, at least 12 points of 2nd year level International Studies units