Thesis 2

Course code FMCS4040Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

FILM4040 is studied in conjunction with FILM4010, FILM4020, and FILM4030 which together comprise the full Film Honours program. The Honours program is the culmination of undergraduate teaching in the discipline of Film, Media and Cultural Studies. It provides for students who have distinguished themselves in this area at 1000-3000 level and wish to explore advanced approaches in the context of detailed studies. FILM4040 builds on undergraduate study by providing an opportunity to conduct a piece of research designed by the student, under the supervision of a member of staff.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of this course students will be able to:
* Combine method and theory in a way that demonstrates their interrelatedness and commonalities,
* Provide evidence of an understanding of a field of study,
* Demonstrate a contribution to the knowledge in the field,
* Demonstrate an understanding of the conventions of scientific writing,
* Discuss findings, draw out main achievements and explain results,
* Draw links between research aims, findings and the literature,
* Demonstrate an awareness of "ethics" in relation to research.
ContentIn FILM4040 students are required write up a significant piece of original research as a minor thesis demonstrating the ability to analyse and reflect upon a range of source material relating to a discrete area of film or cinema, constructing a coherent scholarly argument, and making an original contribution to knowledge on the topic.
Replacing Course(s)FILM4040 Thesis 2.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed FILM4040 Thesis 2 may not enrol into FMCS4040 Thesis 2.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAt least a credit average performance in film or cultural studies courses as a major sequence for the BA or BSocSci. Students must have qualified for admission to the BA or equivalent degree.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments15,000 words Due May 31st, (100%) (1st semester students) or October 31st (2nd semester students) (Worth 50% of total Honours mark.)
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the BA (Hons) and BSocSci (Hons).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for FMCS4040