Pre-requisites

A completed minor

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit allows the student to explore and research a particular area of study by means of an independent research project in conjunction with an appropriate faculty member. The area of study and the study plan prepared by the student will be established, checked and approved by the faculty supervisor and through the normal College processes. The detailed shaping of the unit will be based on discussion and planning between the student and the faculty member appointed as their research project supervisor.

Two or three meetings, early in the semester, of up to two hours each may be held between the student and the faculty member who is directing the research project. During the semester further meetings may be arranged as required. There will normally be a final summative meeting between the directed student and the directing faculty member to finalise the direction the research project will take.

The early meetings will set out material to read, material to be found and researched, and an area of closer detail and analysis required. Later meetings will seek to put skills in place as needed, and to shape the reading and research towards a detailed topic or set of topics, to set clear assessment goals, and to provide strategic feedback to the student.

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Independent/Flexible: Semester 1, 2017; Semester 2, 2017; Summer, 2017; Semester 1, 2018; Semester 2, 2018; Summer, 2018; Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Summer, 2019; Semester 1, 2020; Semester 2, 2020; Summer, 2020; Semester 1, 2021; Semester 2, 2021; Summer, 2021; Semester 1, 2022; Semester 2, 2022, and Summer, 2022

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.