Courses & Units

Independent Research Project HUM311

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Independent Research Project
Unit code HUM311
Credit points 12.5
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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
090399 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

AssessmentProject Proposal (20%)|Assignment (10%)|Media Release (20%)|Essay (50%)
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Textbooks

Required Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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