Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their interest, within the expertise of a designated staff member in their discipline. They will meet regularly with this research supervisor to develop their approach and draft their written output. Students will be required to use a variety of media (e.g. oral, written, visual) to disseminate their research.
|Unit name||Independent Research Project|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||English|Global Cultures and Languages|History and Classics|Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr. Hannah Stark
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify and critically reflect on an appropriate area of scholarly interest within a Humanities discipline.
- Locate and synthesise existing scholarship in this area and design a research question in relation to this body of work.
- Use a range of research strategies and methodologies to address this question, thereby increasing knowledge.
- Develop time and data management skills suited to independent research.
- Demonstrate proficiency in effective communication, using a range of media (e.g. written, oral, visual) to disseminate knowledge.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
Online web conference workshop (120 minutes), Weekly in weeks 1-5 and in Week 12
Group Supervision Meeting (50 minutes), 2 meetings in Weeks 1-5
Individual Supervision meeting (30 minutes), 3 meetings in Weeks 5-11
Task 1: Project proposal, 500 words (20%)
Task 2: Research project tasks, including contributions to supervision meetings, maintenance of meeting agendas and notes, submission of draft essay for supervisor feedback (10%)
Task 3: Research pitch and media article, 1250 words (20%)
Task 4: Supervised research essay, 4000 words (50%)
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