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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Monash Indigenous Centre


Professor Lynette Russell



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit serves both as an expansion of undergraduate background knowledge and as a preparation for further studies and research in the Journalism, Australian and/or Indigenous Studies. The unit content will focus on one or more broad topical themes to be advised beforehand. Students will critically examine current research in the nominated field(s), and devise a research project to be approved by the lecturer.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically examine current research in a nominated field within their discipline;
  2. effectively locate and access relevant literature on the selected field of study;
  3. design and develop a minor research project that develops the knowledge in the field in some way;
  4. participate in seminars as required to discuss and develop their project collegially;
  5. effectively locate, access and review relevant literature on the selected field of research;
  6. produce a scholarly essay that clearly and cogently presents the outcomes of the research.


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)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Online and phone discussion

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