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Unit Overview

Description

The aim of this unit is for students to develop, research and write a dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words on a topic of their own devising. Students work under the supervision of a full-time academic staff member, who guides and advises them in their formulation of an appropriate research topic and in the execution of the research, and who provides constructive feedback on the draft sections of the dissertation, and on the documentation and bibliography.

Credit
12 points
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) carry out independent research on a topic of significant scope; (2) identify and acquire the necessary primary cultural texts that are the subject of research; (3) undertake a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of relevant academic studies in the field; (4) structure a research report in a coherent manner; (5) discuss their discoveries and problems with clarity and receptivity; (6) respond constructively to feedback on drafts of chapters; (7) draw well argued conclusions on the research and analysis undertaken; and (8) complete a research project by presenting a properly documented and proofed dissertation.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: a dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ned Curthoys
Unit rules
Prerequisites
ENGL4140 Dissertation (English and Cultural Studies) 1
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.