Courses & Units

Research Project in Social Sciences HPP318

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

Students must obtain the approval of the discipline coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit with a proposal and obtain agreement from the lecturer to supervise their special topic. Enrolment in this unit will only be approved by the Program Director in exceptional circumstances.

Introduction

Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered by the School at undergraduate level. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students who have demonstrated potential for honours. Students must justify why they wish to enrol in this unit instead of another unit on offer. 

Enrolment in this unit requires the specific approval of both the relevant staff member (your supervisor) and the Program Director. For this reason students are unable to enrol online. Instead, students must print a hard copy of their enrolment statement which must be signed by the Program Director. Students are advised to approach an appropriate member of staff first (dependent on topic and area of expertise) to discuss supervision. The Program Director will only approve enrolment in this unit if a staff member has agreed to supervise.

Summary

Unit name Research Project in Social Sciences
Unit code HPP318
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Program Director (Coordinator); students are supervised by existing Politics and International Relations staff or visiting scholars with expertise in chosen topic

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Summer school On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Winter school On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Spring school On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Summer school On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Summer school On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Spring school On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017
Summer school 2/1/2017 13/1/2017 28/1/2017 25/2/2017
Winter school 5/6/2017 14/6/2017 24/6/2017 16/7/2017
Spring school 23/10/2017 7/11/2017 27/11/2017 3/1/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • Prerequisites:  HPP101, HIR101
  • M/Excl:  HSG206, HSG306

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Supervised research: intensive directed study involving weekly contact (or as negotiated) with supervisor. There are no lectures, tutorials or exam.

Assessment

5,500-word research essay (100%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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