Directed Study

Course code EPHUMA136Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

EPHUMA136 Directed Study provides flexibility in student activity and topic selection, whilst demanding a high level of self motivation and organisation. Students must select a topic of work relevant to their intended undergraduate program. This course reinforces and develops the methodologies of academic writing and research, as well as oral presentation.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesDirected Study provides an opportunity for students to research an area of interest within the confines of their intended undergraduate program. It allows students to develop the skills involved in research and academic writing that will be expected of them at undergraduate level.

1. Students will be expected to develop skills in research, using appropriate methodologies and resources.
2. Students must demonstrate an ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
3. Students must demonstrate competence in academic writing through submission of a final essay and an oral presentation.
Content1. Preparation of a research essay based on student interest and relevance to the undergraduate program.
2. Attendance and participation in introduction to research lectures and tutorials.
3. Plagiarism, paraphrasing and internal referencing.
4. Selection of a research topic and a written outline of the general nature of the intended research.
5. Presentation of a 'mind map' of the key areas of research which also shows how these areas are related and connected.
6. Preparation of a research timeline.
7. An Annotated Bibliography.
8. Presentation of a written research essay of approximately 3000 words using appropriate academic format.
9. Presentation of an oral outline of the outcomes of the research.
10. Ongoing consultation with the supervisor.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor research essay
Essays / Written AssignmentsReflective Journal
Other: (please specify)LREP
Presentations - IndividualOral presentations
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA136