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|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||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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- 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
|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.
Weekly seminar (2 hours)
|Assessment||Thesis Plan (20%)|Bibliographic Exercise (25%)|Essay (45%)|Seminar participation (10%)|
|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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