Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 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

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Daniel Black


This unit introduces advanced students to an independent program of reading and reflection on research topics. Staff members advise, supervise, and support each enrolled student's chosen reading/research program. Students may develop a program of research reading or workshops on a chosen theoretical or empirical topic. Students may respond through research essay or performance in accordance with their discipline. The aim of the unit is to foster self-reliant research capacity and independent thinking and reflection.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate enhanced capacity for independent research, thinking and program development.


Seminar participation: 20%
Research works/performance on reading program topics (7000 words or equivalent): 80%

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The unit will provide a staff-guided program of research-related reading for enrolling students. It will be require above-average staff time. Students will meet with a staff member for a 1-hour session every two weeks of a 12 week semester. This intensive face-to-face tuition will be supported by private study time reading of weekly readings agreed with the supervising academic.

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