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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Designed as a staged thesis unit for the Arts and Media Honours Programs. Students have the opportunity to complete either a thesis or a creative project and exegesis under the guidance of a supervisor. This unit is the first of a series of thesis units for the Arts and Media Honours Programs (the other units in the series are COM40007, COM40008).

Unit content

With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics during the completion of COM40006-8:

  • Planning and conducting a research project
  • Relevant methodologies
  • Literature review
  • Thesis planning
  • Conducting the research project
  • Writing a draft thesis OR developing a creative OR performance piece with exegesis
  • Writing the thesis OR production of the creative work OR performance in conjunction with completing the associated exegesis

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in the humanities or media studies with advanced understanding in at least one aspect
2 demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in humanities or media studies research
3 demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesizing knowledge in the humanities or media studies
4 practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
5 demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge, and the capacity to disseminate findings in diverse contexts
6 create a thesis or research project that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
7 exercise autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a researcher.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in the humanities or media studies with advanced understanding in at least one aspect
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in humanities or media studies research
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesizing knowledge in the humanities or media studies
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  4. practice ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. demonstrate written, verbal, and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge, and the capacity to disseminate findings in diverse contexts
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  6. create a thesis or research project that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  7. exercise autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a researcher.
    • GA3:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.