SOCS4140 Honours 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 Anthropology and Sociology; Archaeology; Asian Studies; Communication and Media Studies; Linguistics; Political Science and International Relations [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- The aim of this unit is for students to develop, research and write a 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 analysis.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced knowledge and theoretical understanding in a specific area of one of the Social Science disciplines; (2) identify and critically assess a range of published interpretations of key issues in a topic area and provide original insights through the critical analysis, consolidation and synthesis of these documents; and (3) design an original research project with a coherent and consistent epistemology and 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 David Savat
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
- 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.