The unit replaces HGA422 Understanding Contemporary Societies and is taken when a student has already completed the undergraduate unit Understanding Contemporary Societies (HGA302).
The Directed Study is a supervised research paper focusing on a theoretical and/or substantive topic area selected by a designated supervisor in consultation with the student. The unit lasts for one semester and consists of EITHER regular meetings and discussions with the supervisor, assessed via a written paper of 4,000 words, OR the auditing of a specified unit available elsewhere in the University.
|Unit name||Directed Study|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||090301|
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.
One-to-one supervision by arrangement
One 4,000 word assignment (100%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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