HUMA4140 Humanities Dissertation 1
- 12 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours core unit in Classics and Ancient History; English and Literary Studies; French Studies; German Studies; History; Italian Studies; Philosophy [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- The objective of the two dissertation units together is the production of a research dissertation on a topic in their chosen field. This research is carried out under the supervision of a staff member who discusses issues relating to the research with the student, reads and comments on drafts, and provides overall guidance.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced knowledge and theoretical understanding in a specific area of one of the Humanities disciplines; (2) critically assess a range of published interpretations of key issues in a topic area and provide insights through the critical analysis, consolidation and synthesis of these documents; and (3) design an independent research project with a coherent methodology for the analysis of secondary and/or primary sources.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation (continuous assessment with a final mark awarded at the completion of dissertation parts 1 and 2). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Michael Rubin, Dr Ned Curthoys, Dr Lara O'Sullivan, Assoc/Prof Ethan Blue, Professor Hélène Jaccomard, Dr Dale Adams, Assoc Prof John Kinder and Assoc Prof Kati Tonkin
- Unit rules
- enrolment in a School of Humanities honours program
- 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.