UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LACH5503 Independent Thesis by Dissertation Part 1

Credit 12 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is taken over two semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. The unit allows students to develop research skills and requires the presentation of a dissertation of approximately 12,000 to 15,000 words. Research topics may be of a technical, historical or theoretical nature, and are to be agreed on between the student and a nominated supervisor from the permanent academic staff, and approved by the unit coordinator.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop a relevant bibliography of information sources and research a chosen landscape architectural topic to a substantial depth; (2) clearly state and sustain a thesis with a clearly substantiated argument and critical engagement with material; and (3) write in accordance with academic protocols.
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 Christopher Vernon
Unit rules
Prerequisites: LACH4505 Critical Theory: 'isms and 'ologies in Landscape Architecture and LACH4506 Research Methodologies: New Directions in Landscape Architecture
Contact hours up to 1 hour per week (on average)

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