6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.
For Australian students completing the BA (Global), the core unit ATS3793 will be replaced by ATS3852 Contemporary issues in social science research from semester 2, 2017.
This unit develops students' critical thinking, writing and research skills while allowing them to reflect on both their experience of Study Abroad and the themes met in their International Studies core units. Through peer-to-peer discussion and reflection students will choose a theme from one of their core INT units and devise a research project around an aspect of their Study Abroad experience. The extended project will allow students to investigate a topic in greater depth, interrogate its epistemological assumptions, substantially pursue related theoretical issues, and gain the methodological skills appropriate to the International Studies major and the aims of the BA (Global).
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
- formulate and complete a substantial research project in International Studies
- demonstrate independent research skills
- place the relevant literature in its cultural, ideological and epistemological contexts by showing where it fits into the current state of knowledge
- display their acquaintance with some of the ongoing debates in the relevant disciplinary area (International Studies)
- demonstrate their enhanced skills in critical reading, writing, research and oral presentation.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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