Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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, or view unit timetables.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)


Previously coded HUM4000(B)


This unit provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of a relatively narrow topic within their chosen discipline and to design and conduct research on that topic. Students will produce a thesis of 15,000 to 18,000 words on an approved topic selected and researched by the candidate under supervision of a member of academic staff with expertise in the proposed area of research. In the process of preparing their thesis, students will be required to participate in non-graded honours seminars.


On successful completion of this unit students should: + 1) be able to demonstrate expertise in a specific area of the chosen discipline; + 2) be able to independently design and conduct a research project; + 3) have advanced academic research skills and highly developed academic writing skills; + 4) have produced a coherent, well-organised and professionally presented thesis in the discipline.


Thesis (15,000 to18,000 words): 100%

Contact hours

One hour per week supervisory meeting