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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)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Kate Cregan at Caulfield campus


Previously coded SCY3150


In this unit, students will identify an issue of interest to them drawn from their undergraduate studies in Sociology. Using this topic, students will undertake an extensive review of the relevant academic literature and complete an independent research exercise exploring this topic. This research will be supervised by the Unit Coordinator with input from other Sociology staff as appropriate.


Upon completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. developed extensive knowledge of a significant issue in contemporary sociology
  2. engaged with a variety of critical and theoretical debates about this issue
  3. developed the ability to critically evaluate the extant literature about this issue
  4. knowledge of a range of methodological aproaches that have been used to examine this issue
  5. developed the ability to communicate in both oral and written formats about this issue
  6. independently developed and completed a significant piece of research.


Written work (3500): 60%
Class presentation: 20%
Attendance and participation: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Kate Cregan

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Australian Indigenous studies