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Honours Seminar in Arts (ART503)

Organisational Unit College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The unit introduces students to studying honours in the School of Arts. Students will develop an understanding of: expectations regarding study practices and interactions with supervisors; how to find and utilise various study resources and student support services; and effective ways for thesis writing
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Understand the process of preparing an honours thesis
2. Undertake library research and make effective use of citations in writing
3. Carefully structure ideas and research findings to produce sound arguments
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 2 hours per week every week during a 14 week semester (excluding non-teaching weeks).
Unit Learning Experiences The unit introduces students to the process and practice of preparing an honours thesis. The unit examines the degree structure, supervision, timetables and deadlines, doing research, use of the library and relevant technologies, the nature of the dissertation, assessment and grading. Students are taught in a workshop environment with guidance from the coordinator and collegial support from their peers.
Assessment Students will be assessed on the basis of an abstract, weekly exercises and seminar participation and/or participation in online discussion.
Prerequisites Enrolment in an Honours degree course.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Previously 2014: MCC444
2014: 'Honours Seminar in Media Communication and Culture'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Asian Studies Honours (BA(Hons))
Australian Indigenous Studies Honours (BA(Hons))
Communication Honours (BCommun(Hons))
Community Development Honours (BA(Hons))
Creative Media Honours (BCrMedia(Hons))
English and Creative Writing Honours (BA(Hons))
History Honours (BA(Hons))
Philosophy Honours (BA(Hons))
Religion Honours (BA(Hons))
Sociology Honours (BA(Hons))
Theatre and Drama Honours (BA(Hons))
Tourism and Events Honours (BA(Hons))
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Jeremy Northcote

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2063
e: J.Northcote@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.047 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Jeremy Northcote

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2063
e: J.Northcote@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.047 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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