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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Engages students in a staged thesis unit for the Bachelor of Indigenous Studies honours program. Students have the opportunity to complete a thesis under the guidance of a supervisor. This is the second of a series of thesis units for the Bachelor of Indigenous Studies Honours Programs (the other units are SOC40021 and SOC40023).

Unit content

With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics:

  • Planning and conducting a research project
  • Relevant methodologies and methods
  • Literature review
  • Thesis planning
  • Conducting the research project
  • Writing a draft thesis
  • Completing the thesis for submission.

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.

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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 Bachelor of Indigenous Studies with advanced understanding in at least one aspect
2 demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing and synthesizing knowledge in indigenous studies
3 demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in indigenous research
4 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
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 judgement 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 Bachelor of Indigenous Studies with advanced understanding in at least one aspect
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing and synthesizing knowledge in indigenous studies
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in indigenous research
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  4. 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
    • 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 judgement 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

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.