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Honours Topic in Sustainable Development (SUS500)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit gives students an opportunity to do preparatory work for their honours thesis. Students develop the topic in consultation with their thesis supervisor and undertake the work with the supervisor's guidance. The topic could for instance involve completing an in-depth analysis of concepts relevant to the thesis, investigating pertinent ethical considerations, preparing an annotated bibliography, or conducting a pilot study.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
ULO1: Integrate the knowledge acquired during undergraduate studies and apply it within a self-directed sustainability research project
ULO2: Engage critically with the body of literature relevant to the sustainability project topic
ULO3: Prepare a formal project final report to a professional standard
ULO4: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Timetabled Learning Activities This unit involves independent supervised project work. There are no regular lectures or tutorials.
Assessment A Progress Report (20%) provides an opportunity to plan the Honours Topic.
A Final Report (50%) brings together the key findings or 'deliverables'.
A Presentation (30%) provides an opportunity for students to share their Topic outcomes and to reflect on their learning experiences.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Honours in Sustainable Development.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Sustainable Development Honours (BA(Hons))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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