units

ATS4653

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah McDonald

Notes

Previously coded LLC4100

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an introduction to research methods and theories in the Humanities. The unit requires students to address critically the theories and methods underpinning research in their own discipline, as well as developing their general research, argumentation and presentation skills.

Outcomes

On the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical reading and analysis skills
  2. provide a synthesis of diverse material on specific topics and an evaluation of their applicability to specific research projects
  3. Effectively use research tools such as databases
  4. Present the results of their research coherently and effectively, both in written and in oral forms

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Completion of a major