Latin Honours IV

Course code LATN4670Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

LATN4670 is studied in conjunction with LATN4660, as these two courses comprise the thesis component of Honours.
For full-time students, LATN4670 and 4660 are usually to be taken concurrently and, for part-time students, 4570 should be taken after 4560.
LATN4670 is concerned with developing the skills to write a thesis (of approximately 15,000 words), and it culminates in the production of a thesis.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. Capacity to identify and focus on a productive field of study.
2. Capacity to compile a bibliography relevant to the chosen field of study
3. Capacity to identify an important problem or series of inter-related problems from the selected field of study.
4. Capacity to produce a critical review of the literature seminal to the problem/s.
5. Capacity to explain the problem/s and related literature to others in both written and oral form.
6. Capacity to be able to construct a lengthy argument or a number of arguments to address a problem or series of inter-related problems
ContentStudents will select a field of study (by the end of Week One of semester).
Students will compile a preliminary bibliography relevant to the field of study (usually by the end of Week Two of semester).
Students will focus on a topic for their thesis (by the end of Week Four).
Students will undertake a literature review of works relevant to the topic for the thesis.
Students will give a short presentation in Week Five, Six or Seven (as appropriate), to explain the rationale behind the choice of their topic.
Students will produce a draft of their thesis by Week Ten.
Students will give a presentation on one aspect of their thesis in Week Ten or Eleven.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
TransitionThe Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science Honours programs underwent an external program review in 2008. As part of this review some changes were implemented for all Honours courses. If you enrolled prior to 2009, you will be able to complete your Honours program as it stood at your time of enrollment, this being:
- Your thesis will be 8,000 words.
- You do not need to adhere to the requirement of 50% thesis and 50% coursework. Your assessment will consist of thesis (20%), 6 research assignments of 2,000 words and 2 x 3 hour Class Examinations (80%).
- You will be given opportunity to give an oral presentation of your work, but this is not mandatory.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents should have completed LATN4640 and LATN4650, and be taking LATN4660 concurrently (part-time students will have completed LATN4660).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIt is expected that students will produce a thesis of approximately 15,000 words (see also LATN4660), due either at the end of May or at the end of October (depending on the semester)
LATN4660 and 4670 together are worth 50% of the grade for Honours
Other: (please specify)Oral presentation - The student will give a presentation addressing an aspect or problem related to the topic of their thesis
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 19 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Honours)