SOCS4141 Honours Dissertation 2

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (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)]
Content
The aim of this unit is for students to develop the ability to design, research and write a dissertation of 15,000 words (or equivalent) on a topic of their own devising. Students work under the supervision of an 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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a dissertation and (2) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the presentation component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr David Savat
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SOCS4140 Honours Dissertation 1
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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