Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
The aim of this unit is for students to research and develop a proposal for their dissertation of 15,000 words (or equivalent) 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 stages and structure of the dissertation, and on their written oral.
Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Philosophy, Politics and Economics [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced knowledge and theoretical understanding in a specific area of Philosophy, Politics and Economics dissertation
; (2) critically assess a range of published interpretations of key issues in a topic area; (3) provide original insights through the critical analysis, consolidation and synthesis of these documents dissertation
; and (4) initiate an original research project with a coherent and consistent epistemology and methodology for the analysis of secondary and/or primary sources dissertation.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: continuing assessment: submission of research output. A final mark is awarded at the completion
of dissertation parts 1 and 2. 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 Nin Kirkham (Philosophy), Associate Professor Jie Chen (Political Science and International Relations) and Professor Michael McLure (Economics)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
PPHE3001 Integrating Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Rational Choice (ID 6794)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Advisable prior study:
MIXD5005 Designing Social Research (ID 7738)
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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  • 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.