This unit provides Honours students with ideas, knowledge, and skills that are key to doing research in the Humanities. The unit emphasises Humanities research as an open-ended pursuit that is most exciting and effective when it is focused on posing new questions and exploring them from multiple angles. Through coming together in an inter-disciplinary format, students will be exposed to many theories, methodologies, points of view and academic strategies, which will enhance both their growth as Humanities scholars and their individual Honours thesis research. Students will gain core skills in planning major research projects and deeper understanding of the academic conventions of being a Humanities researcher.
|Unit name||Humanities Research Methods|
|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 Jayne Knight|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Comprehend and apply different methodological and theoretical approaches to academic research in the Humanities
- Apply advanced academic skills in the planning of Humanities research by identifying and explaining the scholarly relevance and aims of your research
- Conduct advanced research in the Humanities, including producing a scholarly bibliography
- Communicate effectively in oral and written form using a logical and appropriate structure, and adhere to the conventions of scholarly expression, presentation, and referencing
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Weekly seminar (2 hours)
|Assessment||Thesis Plan (20%)|Bibliographic Exercise (25%)|Essay (45%)|Seminar participation (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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