Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston
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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||English|Global Cultures and Languages|History and Classics|Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Doctor Emerald King|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic 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 synthesize 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|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
Seminars (6 x 2 hours) and three research project supervision sessions.
|Assessment||Project proposal (20%)|Research project tasks (10%)|Research pitch and media article (20%)|Supervised research essay (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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