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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - 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
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)


Previously coded HUM4002


This unit serves both as an expansion of undergraduate background knowledge and as a preparation for further studies and research. Students will critically examine current research in at least one major field within his/her chosen discipline. The particular topics to be included will be determined in consultation with the supervisor, honours convenor, and another member of academic staff from the discipline.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically examine current research in at least one major field within their discipline;
  2. argue for the relevance of the selected field of study in relation to their discipline;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of advanced concepts within that field;
  4. effectively locate and access relevant literature on the selected field of study;
  5. synthesise information from a variety of sources and present this in academic writing.


To be negotiated (9000 words): 100%

Contact hours

1 hour contact with supervisor per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

1 hour contact with supervisor via telephone or email per week


Acceptance into the School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences Honours programme