UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ASIA4141 Dissertation (Asian Studies) 2

Credit 12 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Asian Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment 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
Prerequisites: ASIA4140 Dissertation (Asian Studies) 1
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/ASIA4141/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/ASIA4141/SEM-2/2017

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