Linguistics Honours IV
|Course code LING4080||Units 20||Level 4000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course develops a student's skills and competencies in the development and communication of research findings. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of one or more academic staff members, who act as the student's honours research supervisor or supervisors. The course operates in conjunction with LING4070 which is the first of two courses devoted to the Honours thesis in Linguistics. LING4080 involves the conclusion of data analysis and literature review and the completion of drafts of chapters for review by a supervisor or supervisors and the submission of a completed thesis.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||By the end of this course students will have:|
1. Advanced competency in developing and communicating research findings in a 15,000 word thesis.
2. Capacity to structure and formulate arguments within a lengthy written text.
3. Capacity to communicate research findings involving very high analytical levels.
4. Capacity to communicate research findings that positions conclusions within a student's overall field of enquiry.
5. Capacity to present research findings to a seminar of academic staff and peers.
6. Research skills necessary to undertake higher-level and post-graduate research and writing.
|Content||Supervision of students in:|
- Structuring a thesis text to communicate logically the outcomes of a student's research project
- Developing logical and coherent arguments and conclusions within a text that are adequately supported by appropriate evidence
- Use of techniques involving selection of multiple drafting, editing and use of appropriate analytical language to communicate findings to an academic audience
- Engagement in processes of relating specific findings to the overall concerns of linguistics studies research
- Encouragement and support of students to achieve a high level of analytical competence and strongest opportunity to pursue further research and study.
- Making a formal oral presentation on the thesis project to a suitable discipline group within the first six weeks of semester.
|Transition||The 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 Dissertation will be between 15,000 and 20,000 words.
- You will be given opportunity to give an oral presentation of your work, but this is not mandatory.
|Assumed Knowledge||LING4050 and LING4060|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Self Directed Learning: for 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Case Study: for 12 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for LING4080|