ASIA4141 Dissertation (Asian Studies) 2
- 12 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Students in this unit undertake a program of supervised research on a topic negotiated with their supervisor. In the course of their second semester of work, students complete a 12,000- to 15,000-word dissertation and prepare it for examination. Students meet regularly with their supervisor who provides advice and feedback on their writing and research. Through conceptualising a research problem to be addressed in the dissertation, conducting the research and writing the dissertation, students not only develop their knowledge and understanding of Asia through research-based enquiry, but also learn a variety of research skills. These skills include developing a critical attitude, learning how to argue and reason, gaining information literacy as well as written and interpersonal communication skills. The dissertation is marked by two examiners.
- Students are able to (1) engage with the relevant academic literature; (2) present a coherent argument; (3) articulate their contribution to the field; (4) demonstrate their oral and written communication skills; (5) respond constructively to feedback; and (6) become adept at using the language and conventions of Asian Studies scholarship.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor David Bourchier
- Unit rules
- ASIA4140 Dissertation (Asian Studies) 1
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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