ATS3139 - Extended major research unit - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


Assoc Professor Beatrice Trefalt

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Summer semester A 2017 (Flexible)



This unit allows students to build on the critical and analytical skills developed through the major by having the opportunity to develop a research project tailored to their disciplinary interests. Special permission to undertake this unit must be obtained from the co-ordinator of the major.


After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:

  1. Develop a research proposal
  2. Develop a research strategy
  3. Identify the key resources relevant to the topic
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the research topic, critical engagement with relevant theoretical material, analysis of sources and or data through the completion of an extended research essay.


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


Approval by co-ordinator of major