Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Daniel Black


This unit provides a point of entry for students commencing their Honours year in the School of ECPS. It is designed to enable students who have majored in one of the key school disciplines (Theatre and Performance; Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies; Film and Television Studies; English Studies; Communication and Media Studies) to engage in research methods appropriate to their disciplinary interests, and further develop the research and conceptual skills required for study at Honours level.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Have acquired an extended understanding of contemporary arguments and debates in their discipline;
  2. Demonstrate a depth of analysis and engagement with conceptual frameworks arising from a higher level of independent research;
  3. Possess the skills necessary to conduct well-structured critical reviews of existing literature and conduct independent research at Honours level;
  4. Understand the structure, argumentation, and communication skills in writing appropriate for an Honours thesis or creative project.


Conference presentation (20 minute) and written proposal (500-word): (30%)
Critical literature review (2000 words): (30%)
Research essay (4000 words): (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

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


Admission to School of ECPS, Faculty of Arts, Honours (Bachelor of Arts)