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 Emmett Stinson|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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|
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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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
Seminars (6 x 2 hours) and three research project supervision sessions.
|Assessment||Research project tasks (10%)|Project proposal (20%)|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.
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