UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

HUMA3330 Research Residency in Albany Part A

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit gives students the opportunity to work beside industry partners and potential employers in the Great Southern region. Students, work in partnership with staff from government agencies, and historical and cultural groups, associated with their discipline of study, to identify a specific research need of the organisation. Students develop a research proposal, including a sampling designing program which they test. Students work on their own project but may pool resources and information gathered by other students examining the same topic from a different perspective. They will present an individual research proposal to the partner organisation both orally and in a written form.

Students also learn how to develop comprehensive assessments of the risks associated with the project. Through these activities, students gain relevant work experience in an appropriate environment. They reflect on how they have been able to make a valuable contribution to the partner organisation, and outline how the experience has benefited their university studies.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of their future role as a professional in a work place relevant to their area of study; (2) demonstrate the ability to work alongside colleagues in a relevant workplace, and comply with university and workplace OH&S and risk assessments; (3) apply discipline knowledge to a work environment; (4) conduct community engagement activities using appropriate approaches; (5) design a research investigation to meet the needs of the organisation; (6) evaluate their experimental design by testing the methodology; and (7) prepare a project proposal in both oral and written forms.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) critical reflection (journal); (2) participation and contribution to tutorial activities; and (3) individual project proposal. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Harriet Paterson
Unit rules
Prerequisites: attained 72 credit points in the Bachelor of Arts
Incompatibility: HUMA2901 Arts Practicum, HUMA3901 Arts Internship
Approved quota: 60—students in specific majors and international students
Contact hours tutorials: 1 hour per week
micro-lectures: 1 hour per week
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/HUMA3330/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/HUMA3330/SEM-2/2017
Note This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.